Density Gradient Separation of Marrow Cells Restricted for Antibody Class

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Science  05 Mar 1971:
Vol. 171, Issue 3974, pp. 913-915
DOI: 10.1126/science.171.3974.913


Primitive cells of (C3H x C57BL/10)F1 mouse bone marrow, participating with thymocytes in immune responses to sheep erythrocytes, are already committed to the immunoglobulin M or immunoglobulin G antibody class. By equilibrium centrifugation in discontinuous gradients of bovine serum albumin, cells responsible for production of IgM immunocytes migrate to the denser regions, whereas those responsible for IgG immunocytes remain in the lower density regions.