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Effect of selected immunoregulatory agents on low-grade contact sensitivity

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The effect of selected compounds with known immunoregulatory activity was examined in a 45-h sensitization period oxazolone contact-sensitivity reaction. Oxazolone sensitivity was induced by applying 0.1 ml of 5% oxazolone in absolute ethanol to the shaved abdomen of C57B1/6 mice on day 0. Challenge with oxazolone followed 45 h later and was accomplished by painting a 5% solution of oxazolone in absolute ethanol on the left hindpaw. The response at 24 h was determined plethysmographically. Histamine (0.062–1.0 mg/kg, subcutaneously, twice a day), concanavalin A (0.31–5.0 mg/kg, intravenously), penicillamine (6.25–25 mg/kg, subcutaneously), chloroquine (6.25– 25 mg/kg, subcutaneously), and thymosin fraction 5 (0.125–1.25 mg/kg subcutaneously) all stimulated the oxazolone reaction when administered on day 0. These data suggest that the low-grade oxazolone response may be a useful assay to detect immunostimulatory activity.

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Griswold, D.E., Walz, D.T. Effect of selected immunoregulatory agents on low-grade contact sensitivity. Inflammation 6, 55–62 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00910719

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