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Abstract

The technique of mu suppression can give an experimental model of laboratory animals without a B lymphocyte. This technique consists in neonatally initiated, repeated injections of anti-mu heterologous antibodies. Rats as well as mice and probably animals of other species can be obtained without B lymphocytes, plasma cells and serum immunoglobulins. It is also possible to suppress only one immunoglobulin class, in the case of the IgD, IgA, IgE and IgG classes by using the corresponding antiserum. However, the results will never be as clear as those obtained with a mu suppression.

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Authors: BAZIN H, UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM);PLATTEAU B UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM)
Bibliographic Reference: L'ANIMAL DE LABORATOIRE EN IMMUNOLOGIE ET IMMUNOGENETIQUE, ORLEANS (FRANCE), MAY 16-18, 1984 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER F 31694 ORA
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Record Number: 1989123005900 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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