B lymphocyte differentiation induced by lipopolysaccharide. III. Suppression of B cell maturation by anti mouse immunoglobulin antibodies

Academic Article


  • Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) induced differentiation of mouse B lymphocytes to cells synthesizing large amounts of cytoplasmic IgM and IgG2 could be suppressed by antibodies to μ chains. Maximal inhibition of LPS induced differentiation was associated with increased cellular proliferation as measured by incorporation of 3H thymidine, whereas treatment with anti μ alone over a wide dosage range did not stimulate cellular proliferation. Spleen cells from newborn mice were suppressed by concentrations of anti μ several hundred fold lower than required for adult spleen cells; the adult pattern of susceptibility to suppression was acquired by 1 week of age. No significant differences in susceptibility to anti μ were found in comparisons of adult spleen, lymph node, bone marrow, and Peyer's patch lymphocytes.
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    Author List

  • Kearney JF; Cooper MD; Lawton AR
  • Start Page

  • 1664
  • End Page

  • 1668
  • Volume

  • 116
  • Issue

  • 6