, Volume 35, Issue 10, pp 1321–1322 | Cite as

Immunoglobulin synthesis by cord blood lymphocytes

  • W. B. PittardIII
  • Kathleen Bill
  • D. M. Epstein
  • S. H. Polmar


The IgG, IgA and IgM synthesis by adult peripheral blood and cord blood lymphocytes incubated alone and with pokeweed mitogen was quantitated. The cord blood lymphocytes produced no immunoglobulin even with mitogen stimulation while the adult peripheral blood lymphocytes responded to the mitogen with a significant (p<0.04) increase in immunoglobulin production.


Cord Blood Blood Lymphocyte Peripheral Blood Lymphocyte Mitogen Stimulation Immunoglobulin Production 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. B. PittardIII
    • 1
  • Kathleen Bill
    • 1
  • D. M. Epstein
    • 1
  • S. H. Polmar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children's HospitalCase Western Reserve University, School of MedicineClevelandUSA

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