Transfer of Experimental Autoimmune Renal Cortical Tubular and Interstitial Disease in Guinea Pigs by Serum

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Science  01 Jun 1973:
Vol. 180, Issue 4089, pp. 966-968
DOI: 10.1126/science.180.4089.966


Guinea pigs injected with rabbit tubular basement membranes and Freund's adjuvant develop progressive renal cortical tubulointerstitial disease and deposit autoantibodies in their cortical tubular basement membranes. The identical, even fatal, disease may be produced in normal guinea pigs by a single intraperitoneal injection of serums obtained from guinea pigs with this tubulointerstitial disease, provided such serums contain sufficient amounts of autoantibodies against tubular basement membranes.