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In August-September 2004, a cryptosporidiosis outbreak affected >250 persons who visited a California waterpark. Employees and patrons of the waterpark were affected, and three employees and 16 patrons admitted to going into recreational water while ill with diarrhoea. The median illness onset date for waterpark employees was 8 days earlier than that for(More)
Natural suppressor cells from the spleens of mice with graft-versus-host disease produced across minor histocompatibility barriers inhibit the in vitro generation of alloreactive cytotoxic T lymphocytes by spleen cells from normal mice. The mechanism of natural suppression was studied; suppression does not require direct cell contact with targets. Exogenous(More)
A monoclonal antibody raised by fusion of immune BALB/c splenocytes with NS1 cells is described. BALB/c mice were immunized with a T suppressor factor (TsF) raised in DBA/2 mice with specificity for the P815 tumor. The TsF had been purified by affinity chromatography before its use as an immunogen. The monoclonal antibody (B16G) was shown to affect the(More)
Antigen-specific suppressor cells and suppressive extracts obtained from the thymuses of DBA/2 mice bearing small syngeneic P815 mastocytomas were compared for their immunogenetic properties and requirements. The assay for specific suppression involved the ability of either cells or extracts to inhibit the primary in vitro cytotoxic response of normal DBA/2(More)
In our laboratory, we have developed a murine model to examine GVHD across minor histocompatibility antigens. In our model, GVHD is induced by injecting B10.D2 spleen cells into irradiated BALB/c recipients. Seven to 10 days after irradiation and injection of cells, there are significant changes in cell function in the recipient spleens. In the(More)
Natural suppressor (NS) cells are potent, Ag nonspecific, MHC-unrestricted inhibitors of immune responses. Murine NS activity is found in several situations, including adult bone marrow (BM) and neonatal/newborn spleen, and spleen following total lymphoid irradiation, after BM transplantation and after cyclophosphamide (CY) treatment. Using three of these(More)
Natural suppressor (NS) activity is defined as the ability of unprimed 'null' cells to suppress the response of lymphocytes to immunogenic and mitogenic stimuli. Cells with this ability have been studied for a number of years(1-16). In this review, Tom Maier and his colleagues examine some aspects of non-specific suppression and relate them to NS activity.(More)