Autoimmunization in murine graft-vs-host disease. I. Selective production of antibodies to histones and DNA.

A lupus-like disease characterized by a severe immune complex glomerulonephritis and IgG autoantibody production was induced in (C57BL/6 X DBA/2)F1 mice by injection of parental DBA/2 lymphoid cells. The ensuing graft-vs-host (GVH) reaction resulted in a 10- and a 100-fold increase in serum IgG antibody levels to denatured DNA and total histones… CONTINUE READING