Specific and nonspecific resistance in mice immunized with irradiated Myobacterium leprae.

Abstract

Following subcutaneous inoculation of irradiated Mycobacterium leprae (I-ML) into the left hind footpad of mice, there was increased resistance to Listeria monocytogenes, indicative of macrophage activation, at the immunization site. In spite of the high level of localized macrophage activation which was proportioned to the immunizing dose of I-ML, no such… (More)

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