Influence of carriers on the development and localization of anti-2,4,6-trinitrophenyl (TNP) antibody-forming cells in the murine spleen. II. Suppressed antibody response to TNP-Ficoll after elimination of marginal zone cells.

The macrophages in the marginal zones in mice spleens were eliminated by i.v. injection of dichloromethylene diphosphonate encapsulated in liposomes. After immunization with a thymus-dependent (trinitrophenylated keyhole limpet hemocyanin; TNP-KLH) or thymus-independent type 1 (TNP-lipopolysaccharide) antigen, no differences in antibody responses in treated… CONTINUE READING