DNA synthesis of human peripheral blood lymphocytes increases if Con A is added to the culture after 24 h preincubation at 37 degrees C. During preincubation the mitogen reactive lymphocytes lose their sensitivity to the suppressive effect of autologous mitomycin-treated mononuclear leukocytes, and of supernatants of autologous preincubated cells. The reactive lymphocytes preincubated at 4 degrees C retain their sensitivity to the suppressive effect of regulatory cells and their supernatants. It is assumed that the enhancement of mitogen response after preincubation at 37 degrees C is caused by a decrease of suppressor regulation of human lymphocytes. Prostaglandins may be regarded as one of the mediators of the suppression.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Acta medica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 1983|
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