The immunosuppressive potency in vitro of physiological and synthetic steroids on lymphocyte cultures.

The immunosuppressive potency of five natural and seven synthetic steroids were tested in vitro on phytohemagglutinin (PHA) stimulated peripheral lymphocytes (PBL) and T-lymphocytes and compared to their anti-inflammatory potencies. The physiological glucocorticoid, hydrocortisone, was of intermediate immunosuppressive potency in vitro, whereas the… CONTINUE READING