Suppression of autoimmunity in NZB mice with steroid-sensitive X-radiation-sensitive syngeneic young thymocytes.

R. O. Morton, D. G. Goodman, M. Eric Gershwin, C. Derkay, R. A. Squire, A. D. Steinberg

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Abstract

NZB mice spontaneously lose thymic regulatory or suppressor cells and subsequently develop autoimmunity and lymphoreticular hyperplasia. Treatment with 2-week-old syngeneic thymocytes every 2 weeks starting at 4 weeks of age suppressed these disease manifestations. The active thymocyte subpopulation was found to be sensitive to corticosteroids and X-irradiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1347-1350
Number of pages4
JournalArthritis and Rheumatism
Volume19
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1976
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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