Autoimmune effector cells. IV. Induction of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis in Lewis rats without adjuvant.J Immunol. 1983 Feb; 130(2):732-4.JI
Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) was induced in Lewis rats without the aid of adjuvant. Radioresistant cells were activated from spleens of nonimmune donor rats by in vitro culture with myelin basic protein (BP). After adoptive transfer, these cells recruited EAE effector cells in normal syngeneic recipients, as demonstrated after transfer to secondary hosts. The induction of EAE without adjuvant may lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms of autoimmune disease induction.