Role of interleukin-4 in human immunoglobulin E formation in hu-PBL-SCID mice.

@article{Spiegelberg1994RoleOI,
  title={Role of interleukin-4 in human immunoglobulin E formation in hu-PBL-SCID mice.},
  author={Hans L. Spiegelberg and Lucinda Beck and Hans Peter Kocher and William C. Fanslow and Alexander H. Lucas},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  year={1994},
  volume={93 2},
  pages={711-7}
}
We studied the role of IL-4 in human IgE formation in severe combined immunodeficient mice engrafted with peripheral blood mononuclear leukocytes (hu-PBL-SCID). PBL from four nonatopic donors produced only small (< 20 ng/ml) or undetectable amounts of IgE in SCID mice whereas engrafted PBL from seven atopic donors secreted IgE with IgE serum levels reaching a mean +/- SE of 184 +/- 37 ng/ml (n = 20). Serum IgE levels peaked 2-3 wk after PBL transfer and declined thereafter with a half-life of 1… CONTINUE READING
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