Guinea pigs immunized with Freund's complete adjuvant received challenge injection of the purified protein derivative of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in the flanks and the corneas to prepare delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) reactions. The animals were injected subcutaneously with lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or a synthetic lipid A (LA-15-PP). At the skin site primed with DTH reaction, increased swelling and hemorrhagic reaction followed by a definite necrotic reaction occurred. Severe corneal reactions were also observed in the animals. These findings indicate that bacterial endotoxin modulates DTH reactions and induces severe inflammatory reactions.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||MICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY|
|Publication status||Published - 1995 Jan 1|
- Delayed-type hypersensitivity
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