Effects of BWH-4 anti-CD4 monoclonal antibody on rat vascularized cardiac allografts before and after engraftment.


We studied the effects and mechanism of action of BWH-4, an IgG2a mouse antirat CD4 monoclonal antibody that recognizes a distinct epitope on the CD4 molecule, in LEW recipients of (LEW x BN)F1 vascularized heterotopic cardiac allografts. Ten animals received daily injections of 700 micrograms BWH-4 for ten days after engraftment. Median actuarial allograft… (More)


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