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A study of the afferent and efferent limbs of the immune response in opossums.

  title={A study of the afferent and efferent limbs of the immune response in opossums.},
  author={J. Marx and R. Burrell and S. Fisher},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  volume={106 4},
The immune response of the North American opossum ( Didelphys virginiana ) was investigated to define further the possibilities of using this species as a subject for in utero examinations of immune tolerance and related phenomena. Experiments were designed in an attempt to discern the proposed disparity between the immune response of the opossum and that of other laboratory animals. The ability of the opossum to clear bacterial antigens from the circulation was comparable to that of a rabbit… Expand
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