Activation of donor-specific CTL in a tolerant recipient of cardiac allograft.


Permanent graft acceptance was induced with cyclosporine A in a low responder rat strain combination PVG (RT1(c)) to DA (RT1(av1)) of cardiac transplants. Challenge (alloimmunization) with donor and third-party WF (RT1(u)) cells was performed and followed by the analysis of alloreactive cytotoxicity. The cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) from recipients with… (More)