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To define the importance of adoptive sensitization and duration of graft residence on transplant alloimmunization, behavioral and histochemical parameters were examined in unilaterally 6-OHDA-lesioned F344 rat hosts which received fetal ventral mesencephalic (VM) grafts from Wistar-Furth (WF) donors. In all animals which showed increased rotations after(More)
Fetal central nervous system transplants to the adult brain have been utilized to understand brain connectivity and as replacement therapy in Parkinson's disease (PD). Here we use fetal brain allografting in the rat unilaterally depleted of dopamine, a unilateral model of PD, and apomorphine-induced rotations as an index of graft functional status while(More)
Previous studies have shown that suppression of 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB) contact sensitivity by soluble suppressor factor (SSF) requires that the donor of immune lymph node (LN) cells and of SSF share either the H-2K and/or H-2D region of the major histocompatibility complex. Thus, target or acceptor molecules for SSF appear to be coded for by genes(More)
Microglia express cytokines, major histocompatibility (MHC) loci, and several other immunologically important constituents. The aim of this study was to detect immunological responses of microglial cells following allogeneic dopaminergic transplantation using active and adoptive immunizations. Adult inbred Fisher 344 (F344 RT1) rats were unilaterally(More)
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by a degeneration of the dopamine (DA) pathway from the substantia nigra (SN) to the basal forebrain. Prior studies in unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA)-lesioned rats have primarily concentrated on the implantation of fetal ventral mesencephalon (VM) into the striatum in attempts to restore DA function in the(More)
Experiments were done to investigate the nature of the antigen receptor on lymph node(LN) T cells from mice sensitized to 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB). LN cells or purified T cells were treated in vitro with monovalent or different multivalent 2,4-dinitrophenol (DNP) ligands. The effect of this treatment was measured by testing the ability of the cells(More)
Contact sensitivity (CS) to 2,4-dinitrofluorobenzene (DNFB) is maximal 6 d after sensitization but declines rapidly. Previous studies have shown that this rapid decline is due to auto-anti-idiotypic (anti-Id) antibodies produced by the host. The present study was done to investigate the mechanism(s) involved in his down-regulation of the effector phase of(More)
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