Immunomodulatory effect of glucan on the response to experimental antirabies vaccination

Efeito imunomodulatório da glucana na resposta à vacinação anti-rábica experimental

Milene S. Tino Maria L. Carrieri Carlos R Zanetti Nelson F. Mendes Octavio A.C. Pereira About the authors

Abstracts

The objective of lhe present study was to determine the stimulatory response to antirabies vaccination promoted by glucan in mice. Glucan increased both resistance to infection and antibody titres and this effect was more evident when glucan was used at dose of 0.5 mg, administered intraperitoneally before, during and after immunization and when the challenge virus was applied to the foot-pad.

Glucan; Antirabies vaccination; Rabies


No presente trabalho verificou-se a atividade estimuladora da resposta à vacinação anti-rábica experimental determinada pela glucana em camundongos. Esta atividade pôde ser detectada por aumento da resistência à infecção e pela resposta imune mais intensa em termos de títulos de anticorpos. Estes resultados foram mais evidentes quando a glucana foi utilizada em doses de 0.5mg, administrada por via i.p., antes, durante e após a imunização e o desafio feito no coxim plantar da pata posterior.


IMMUNOLOGY

Immunomodulatory effect of glucan on the response to experimental antirabies vaccination

Efeito imunomodulatório da glucana na resposta à vacinação anti-rábica experimental

Milene S. TinoI; Maria L. CarrieriII; Carlos R ZanettiII; Nelson F. MendesI; Octavio A.C. PereiraII

IDisciplina de Imunologia da Escola Paulista de Medicina

IIInstituto Pasteur, São Paulo

Correspondence to

SUMMARY

The objective of lhe present study was to determine the stimulatory response to antirabies vaccination promoted by glucan in mice. Glucan increased both resistance to infection and antibody titres and this effect was more evident when glucan was used at dose of 0.5 mg, administered intraperitoneally before, during and after immunization and when the challenge virus was applied to the foot-pad.

Key words: Glucan; Antirabies vaccination; Rabies.

RESUMO

No presente trabalho verificou-se a atividade estimuladora da resposta à vacinação anti-rábica experimental determinada pela glucana em camundongos. Esta atividade pôde ser detectada por aumento da resistência à infecção e pela resposta imune mais intensa em termos de títulos de anticorpos. Estes resultados foram mais evidentes quando a glucana foi utilizada em doses de 0.5mg, administrada por via i.p., antes, durante e após a imunização e o desafio feito no coxim plantar da pata posterior.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The authors gratefully acknowledge Mrs. Dolores Ayako Yoda, Mrs. Maria Aparecida da Silva and Mr. Jose Luiz de Carvalho Jr. for the technical assistence. This work was supported by The Health Secretary of the State of São Paulo, CNPq and FINEP.

  • Correspondence to:
    Milene S. Tino
    Avenida Paulista, 393
    CEP - 01311-000 São Paulo, SP. Brasil
  • Recebido para publicação em 15/4/1993.

    Aceito para publicação em 6/5/1993.

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    Correspondence to: Milene S. Tino Avenida Paulista, 393 CEP - 01311-000 São Paulo, SP. Brasil

    Publication Dates

    • Publication in this collection
      04 July 2006
    • Date of issue
      Oct 1993

    History

    • Accepted
      06 May 1993
    • Received
      15 Apr 1993
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