COMPARISON OF ENDOTOXINS AND CUTANEOUS BURN TOXIN AS IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS

Authors
  1. Sparkes, B.G.
  2. Gyorkos, J.W.
  3. Gorczynski, R.M.
  4. Brock, A.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN);Mount Sinai Hospital Research Inst, Toronto ONT (CAN) Silverman Hearing Research Lab
Abstract
Endotoxins of E. coli, S. typhosa and Ps. aeruginosa were injected i.p. into mice a few days before administration of the antigen sheep erythrocytes (SE). Antibody-forming cells (AFC) to SE were later enumerated in relation to dose of endotoxin given. In comparison a toxic lipid protein isolated from burned skin (cutaneous burn toxin or CBT) was similarly applied and found to be more inhibitory of the immune response than any of the three endotoxins. Considering the 50 per cent inhibitory doses on a molar basis CBT was found to be 1000 fold more immunosuppressive than the most inhibitory endotoxin. As the immune suppression which follows severe thermal injury involves failure of interleukin 2 (IL2) function, as a critical index of survival, the CBT was tested for its effects on the culture of a human IL2-dependent cell line in the presence of IL2. CBT inhibited the growth of these cells, however, endotoxin had no effect on their proliferation. TRUNCTAED
Report Number
DCIEM-89-P-38 — Research Paper; Reprint
Date of publication
15 Oct 1989
Number of Pages
5
Reprinted from
Burns, vol 16, no 2, 1990, 123-127
DSTKIM No
90-03543
CANDIS No
65792
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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