Bone Marrow and Spleen: Dissociation of Immunologic Properties by Cortisone

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Science  13 Mar 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3924, pp. 1515-1517
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3924.1515


Bone marrow and spleen cells react differently after treatment with cortisone acetate in vivo. Antibody-forming, hematopoietic, and proliferative responses of spleen cells are reduced, while bone marrow cell responses are not. The stimulation of spleen cells by phytohemagglutinin is abolished, but the response of marrow cells is enhanced. These reactions provide functional markers for the different cells involved in immunologic responses.

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