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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 1992

In vitro stimulation of antibody production to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae by porcine peripheral blood mononuclear cells

WALLGREN, P; BOLSKE, G; FOSSUM, C

Abstract

A method to stimulate and detect the in vitro production of antibodies to Mycoplasma hyopneumoniae by porcine peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) was established. PBMC were cultured in microtiter plates coated with a sonicated M. hyopneumoniae whole cell antigen and the amount of antibody bound to the coating antigen was determined by an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). In addition, the amount of non-bound antibody was determined by testing the culture supernatants in the ELISA which detects porcine antibodies to M. hyopneumoniae. The production of antibodies, in terms of total absorbance values, was enhanced by including 2.5 ng pokeweed mitogen (PWM) per ml growth medium without altering the specificity of the assay.In a pilot experiment, the applicability of the method to follow the development of antigen-reactive cells during primary and secondary immunizations with M. hyopneumoniae was evaluated. Antigen-reactive cells, identified by their ability to produce antibodies to M. hyopneumoniae in vitro, were detected seven days after the primary immunization and reached their highest antigen reactivity one week later. In comparison, antigen-reactive cells could be detected three days after the booster immunization and remained in the circulation for 2 weeks.

Published in

Veterinary Microbiology
1992, Volume: 32, number: 3-4, pages: 363-374
Publisher: ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV

      SLU Authors

    • Wallgren, Per

      • Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
      • National Veterinary Institute (SVA)
      • Fossum, Caroline

        • Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

      UKÄ Subject classification

      Microbiology

      Publication identifier

      DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/0378-1135(92)90158-P

      Permanent link to this page (URI)

      https://res.slu.se/id/publ/106603