Radiosensitivity of the Antigen-Trapping Mechanism and its Relation to the Suppression of Immune Response

  • P. Nettesheim
  • M. G. HannaJr.
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 5)


Previous radiation recovery studies [1, 2, 3] suggest that reconstitution of the secondary antibody-forming potential (i.e., immunological memory) occurs only in the presence of persisting antigen. These results further demonstrate that the recovery of the secondary antibody-forming potential, if it occurs, is always incomplete.


Germinal Center Reticular Cell Irradiate Mouse Immunologic Memory Unirradiated Control 


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© Plenum Press 1969

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Nettesheim
    • 1
  • M. G. HannaJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Biology Division and NCI-AEC Cocarcinogenesis ProjectOak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA

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