Persistence of oral tolerance in mice fed ovalbumin is different for humoral and cell-mediated immune responses.


The duration of oral tolerance after a single feed of OVA at the age of 6 weeks was studied in BDF1 mice. Significant suppression of systemic antibody responses was present 3 months later, but not at 6.5 months; in contrast, at all times studied from 2 weeks to 17 months after an OVA feed there was suppression of systemic CMI to OVA as measured by an in… (More)


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