The immunosuppressive effect of fusarium mycotoxin as a function of HLA antigens

Lívia Berek, I. B. Petri, Á Mesterházy, J. Téren

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We examined the blastogenic response to phytohaemaglutinin (PHA) in HLA-B8, DR3 positive and negative subjects in the presence or absence of the immunosuppressive Fusarium mycotoxin. HLA-B8, DR3 haplotype was associated with a depression of the response to mitogen in the absence of the mycotoxin, whereas in the presence of deoxynivalenol we could not detect significant differences among individuals either possessing or lacking this haplotype.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalActa microbiologica et immunologica Hungarica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2002



  • Blast transformation
  • Deoxynivalenol
  • HLA antigens
  • Immunosuppressive effect

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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