Immune response to nucleic acid antigens and native DNA by human peripheral blood lymphocytes in vitro.

The immunogenicity of DNA fragments (either oligonucleotide (oligo) or total DNA digest) covalently linked to keyhole limpet hemocyanin (oligo-KLH or DNA-KLH) was tested with peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) from 63 systemic lupus erythematosus patients (SLE) in vitro. PBL from 10 normal individuals and 11 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients served as… CONTINUE READING