The thymic extract TP-1 significantly enhanced the production of immune interferon (IF) by human peripheral blood mononuclear cells in Con A- or Raji- but not PHA-induced cultures. TP-1 effect was more pronounced under conditions of low IF production. The effect was evident before cell proliferation took place and without necessary concurrent effect of TP-1 on the blastogenic response. TP-1 had no detectable effect on nonactivated cultures. The enhancement of IF production by TP-1 to the degree demonstrated here necessitates consideration of its possible effects in every assay of thymic hormones that involves lectin or allogeneic stimulation of lymphocytes.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - 1980|