Initiation of humoral immunity. II. The effects of T-independent and T-dependent antigens on the distribution of lymphocyte populations.

@article{Gehad2002InitiationOH,
  title={Initiation of humoral immunity. II. The effects of T-independent and T-dependent antigens on the distribution of lymphocyte populations.},
  author={A E Gehad and Hyun Soon Lillehoj and Gilbert L. Hendricks and Magdy M. Mashaly},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
  year={2002},
  volume={26 8},
  pages={761-71}
}
The effect of injecting T-independent (lipopolysaccharide, LPS) and T-dependent (bovine serum albumin, BSA) antigens on the redistribution of lymphocyte populations in immature male chickens was investigated. In the blood, percentages of total T-cells (CD3+), T-helper cells (CD4+), and T-cytotoxic/suppressor cells (CD8+) significantly decreased post-LPS injection (PLI) but not post-BSA injection (PBI), while percentages of monocytes/thrombocytes (K1+) significantly increased PLI. Interleukin-1… CONTINUE READING