Inhibition of lymphocyte-mediated antibacterial activity by human seminal plasma.

@article{DeSimone1988InhibitionOL,
  title={Inhibition of lymphocyte-mediated antibacterial activity by human seminal plasma.},
  author={Claudio De Simone and Giuseppe Caretto and P. P. Grassi and Vito Covelli and Andrea Lenzi and Salvatore Antonaci and Emilio Jirillo},
  journal={American journal of reproductive immunology and microbiology : AJRIM},
  year={1988},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          1-4
        }
}
Seminal plasma displays a suppressive function on many immunological responses. In light of recent findings on the antibacterial activity mediated by different lymphocyte subsets, we have assessed the effect of male inhibitory material (MIM) in this system. Results provide evidence that MIM pretreatment of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) leads to a significant inhibition of antibacterial activity against Salmonella typhi and S. minnesota R345 (Rb). Both CD4+ and CD8+ cell-mediated activities… 
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