Adenosine and pertussis vaccine each significantly suppresed the in vitro lymphocyte response to photohemagglutinin (PHA) in both asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects. On the other hand, pertussis vaccine significantly enhanced the response of the lymphocytes treated with a lower concentration of adenosine both in asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects. It was also shown that lymphocytes from asthmatic and non-asthmatic subjects responded similarly to the modulating effect of adenosine and/or pertussis vaccine on PHA stimulation. These data give further evidence for the complex interplay of the vaccine with endogenous adenosine.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Annals of allergy|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Immunology and Allergy