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Apparent Production of Two Types of Antibodies by a Single Cell

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Science  15 Mar 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3820, pp. 1247-1249
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3820.1247

Abstract

Immunization of mice with bacterial, sheep red cells coated with antigen resulted in apparent production of antibody-forming plaques with specificities for both hemolysis and bactericidal activity. The secondary response for production of these bifunctional types of plaques could be induced by red blood cells or bacteria alone. A significant mutual suppression of immune response between the two immunizing agents was observed.

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