Accession Number:

AD0840850

Title:

THE BINDING OF SOLUBLE ANTIGEN-ANTIBODY COMPLEXES TO ERYTHROCYTES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-04-24

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The surface of erythrocytes adsorbs soluble antigen-antibody complexes to a greater extent than it does either of the two components of the complex separately. Human albumin and rabbit antihuman-albumin antibody were investigated as a model of a soluble antigen-antibody complex. The specific concentration of the immune complex at the red cell surface suggests that these cells are actively involved in the removal of antigen-antibody complexes from the circulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE