Hapten-specific antibodies in allergic contact dermatitis in the guinea pig.


A guinea pig model was used to investigate the potential role of hapten-specific antibodies in allergic contact dermatitis. Hapten-specific antibodies of both the IgG1, IgG2 and IgM (sub)classes could be readily detected by ELISA in sera obtained after single or repeated exposure to the allergens 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) or 4-ethoxymethylene-2… (More)