Transfer of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis with guinea pig peritoneal exudate cells

Science  09 Feb 1979:
Vol. 203, Issue 4380, pp. 547-548
DOI: 10.1126/science.83676


Incubation with specific antigen, myelin basic protein, greatly enhances the ability of guinea pig peritoneal exudate cells to transfer experimental allergic encephalomyelitis. Reproducibly successful transfers are obtained with 10(7) cells. With this relatively small number of cells, in vitro studies to determine the immunologic mechanisms involved in the disease process are now possible.