Suppression of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis by transfer of lymph node cells from Lewis rats pretreated with complete Freund's adjuvant.Int Arch Allergy Appl Immunol. 1981; 66(3):326-31.IA
Experimental allergic encephalomyelitis (EAE) in Lewis rats was suppressed by pretreatment with complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) 14-16 days before immunization with basic protein (BP) in CFA. Suppression of active EAE was also accomplished clinically and even histologically if lymph node cells from CFA-treated donors were passively transferred. Obviously this depends first on a certain amount of transferred lymph node cells (about 3 X 108) and secondly on the interval between CFA application and cell harvest (more than 14 days). No suppression was obtained by transfer of serum from CFA-treated donors. This indicates that there is a suppressor cell population which can be raised or stimulated by CFA and which is capable of suppressing the immune response EAE.