Anti-immunoglobulin antibodies. II. Expression of individual and cross-reactive idiotypes on syngeneic and homologous anti-idiotype antibodies.

Academic Article


  • Syngeneic anti-(anti-Id) antibodies were prepared against BALB/c anti-A48Id antibodies, BALB/c anti-460Id monoclonal antibodies, and A/J anti-J558 IdI monoclonal antibodies. With these anti-(anti-Id) antibodies we identified cross-reactive idiotypes on syngeneic and homologous anti-A48Id and anti-460Id antibodies. By contrast, tbe idiotypic determinants of A/J anti-J558 IdI monoclonal antibodies were not shared by other syngeneic, homologous, or xenogenic anti-J558 IdI or IdX antibodies. These results suggest that idiotype-antiidiotype reactions that serve as regulatory controls within the immune system are characteristic for each particular antigen system, strain, or species and that such interactions make the system self-limited with respect to the whole antild repertoire.
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  • Animals, Antibodies, Antibodies, Anti-Idiotypic, Antibodies, Monoclonal, Cross Reactions, Genes, MHC Class II, Immune Sera, Immunoglobulin Idiotypes, Immunoglobulins, Mice, Mice, Inbred A, Mice, Inbred BALB C, Rabbits
  • Pubmed Id

  • 25841721
  • Author List

  • Bona C; Kearney J
  • Start Page

  • 491
  • End Page

  • 495
  • Volume

  • 127
  • Issue

  • 2