Accession Number:

AD0783966

Title:

Antigenicity of a Lung in an Experimental Asbestosis and Silicosis,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1974-07-29

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Anaphylaxis with desensitization demonstrated that in animals with experimental asbestosis and silicosis there takes place an antigenic reconstruction of the pulmonary tissue in which antigenic complexes inherent in a normal pulmonary tissue continue to be present, but, at the same time, antigens most characteristic of a pneumoconiotic lung make the appearance. There are reasons to believe that during development of an asbestous and silicotic pneumoconioses there also emerge antigens which are common to but one of these conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE