Immunosuppressive Activity of Concanavalin A

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Science  31 Jan 1969:
Vol. 163, Issue 3866, pp. 476
DOI: 10.1126/science.163.3866.476


Two strains of mice (C-57 B] and DBA) were given skin allografts from Swiss ICR/HA mice and were treated with varying doses of concanavalin A; the dosage ranged from only two injections of 25 micrograms during the experiment to daily doses of 1000 micrograms intraperitoneally. Immullosuppression was present at all dosages, the most prolonged and consistent effect being observed at 300 micrograms per day. Grafts survived for 14 to 21 days at this dosage compared to 4 to 9 days for controls.

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