Effect of cocaine on the immune response and host resistance in BALB/c mice.

@article{Havas1987EffectOC,
  title={Effect of cocaine on the immune response and host resistance in BALB/c mice.},
  author={H. F. Havas and M F Dellaria and Gerald Schiffman and Ellen B. Geller and Martin W. Adler},
  journal={International archives of allergy and applied immunology},
  year={1987},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={377-83}
}
This study focuses on the effect of varying regimens of cocaine administration on three parameters of the immune response: antibody production, resistance to infection by Streptococcus pneumoniae following immunization, and resistance to tumors. The effect of cocaine on antibody production of female and male BALB/c mice was investigated to both a T-independent (pneumococcal polysaccharide type III [SSS-III]) and a T-dependent antigen (the 2,4-dinitrophenyl ligand [DNP]). It was found that high… CONTINUE READING