Immunomodulation by CorynebacteriumParvum

  • A. Ghaffar
  • R. D. Paul
  • M. M. Sigel
  • W. Lichter
  • L. L. Wellham


Corynebacteriumparvum which has recently been reclassified as a Propionibacterium (1) was initially noted for its ability to stimulate the reticuloendothelial system (RES) as manifested by increased clearance of particulate material from the circulation and increased spleen and liver weights (2–5). Since then, the ability of this organism to modify various immune functions has been extensively studied.


Suppressor Cell Plaque Form Cell Mean Survival Time Corynebacterium Parvum Splenic Uptake 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Ghaffar
    • 1
  • R. D. Paul
    • 2
  • M. M. Sigel
    • 1
  • W. Lichter
    • 2
  • L. L. Wellham
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of South Carolina School of MedicineColumbiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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