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Serum kappa and lambda light immunoglobulin chains in cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis) during the first twenty months of age.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8803610     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Growth is coupled to physiological modifications of the immune system which reaches the functional capabilities according to age-related milestones. Few data are available on the circulating immunoglobulin levels and no data exist on total immunoglobulin light chains in infant macaques. Therefore we studied by a nephelometric assay, the age-dependent variations of kappa and lambda serum light chains in the experimental animal model Macaca fascicularis during the first 20 months of age. Both kappa and lambda showed a marked increase in their concentrations during the first 7-8 months of life. Infants' light chain levels were anyhow significantly lower than those of the nursing dams and of the control group, never attaining, even at the 20th month, the same concentration as the adult, although the value of the kappa/lambda ratio was apparently the same.
M Pace; M C D'Ovidio; E Iale; R Strom; P Turillazzi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Immunology letters     Volume:  50     ISSN:  0165-2478     ISO Abbreviation:  Immunol. Lett.     Publication Date:  1996 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-20     Completed Date:  1996-11-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910006     Medline TA:  Immunol Lett     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  139-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Comparative Toxicology and Ecotoxicology, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Animals, Newborn / immunology
Immunoglobulin kappa-Chains / metabolism*
Immunoglobulin lambda-Chains / metabolism*
Macaca fascicularis / growth & development,  immunology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Immunoglobulin kappa-Chains; 0/Immunoglobulin lambda-Chains

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