Inhibition of the interaction of mycobacteria with Schwann cells by antimycobacterial antibodies

Hamid Band, Subrata Sinha, Gursaran P. Talwar

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The effect of antimycobacterial serum on the uptake of Mycobacterium w by 33B rat Schwannoma cell line and rat peritoneal macrophages was studied. Incubation of Mycobacterium w with antimycobacterial serum caused a marked inhibition of its uptake by 33B cells but did not diminish its uptake by macrophages. These rsults suggest that the mechanism of the interaction of mycobacteria with Schwann cells differs from that with macrophages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-239
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuroimmunology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1987



  • Antiserum
  • Macrophage
  • Mycobacterium
  • Phagocytosis
  • Schwann cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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