A form of immunologic tolerance through impairment of germinal center development.


Primary immunization with the T-cell-dependent antigen (4-hydroxy-3-nitrophenyl)acetyl (NP) coupled to human serum albumin results in the development of two pathways of B-cell development, the extrafollicular pathway and the germinal center pathway. Soluble, deaggregated NP-human serum albumin injected before immunization results in a marked diminution of… (More)


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