Spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) do not respond to thymus-independent type 2 antigens.

@article{Pennello2006SpinyM,
  title={Spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) do not respond to thymus-independent type 2 antigens.},
  author={Anthony Pennello and Justin Taylor and Robin Matlack and Jonathan Karp and James E. Riggs},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
  year={2006},
  volume={30 12},
  pages={
          1181-90
        }
}
Analysis of the immune system of spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus) has been limited. Originally grouped with Mus, Acomys has recently been placed closer to Meriones (gerbils). This study compared immunity in Acomys, Mus, and Meriones. Lymphocytes from all rodents examined proliferated in response to mitogen and superantigen stimulation. Only Mus T cells responded to anti-CD3 stimulation. Acomys, like Meriones, and Mus that express xid, did not respond to thymus-independent type 2 antigens. Flow… CONTINUE READING