Rectal insemination modifies immune responses in rabbits Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Antibody Formation
  • Antigen-Antibody Complex
  • G(M1) Ganglioside
  • Insemination
  • Rectum
  • Semen
  • Spermatozoa

abstract

  • Weekly deposition of pooled rabbit semen into the rectum in healthy male rabbits resulted in the appearance of immune complexes and antibodies to sperm and to peripheral blood lymphocyte antigens. It also led to a decreased ability to mount a humoral immune response to T lymphocyte-dependent antigens, keyhole limpet hemocyanin, and sheep red blood cells. These findings suggest that repeated rectal deposition of semen may compromise some aspects of the immune system.

publication date

  • January 1984

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 6608789

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 390

end page

  • 2

volume

  • 224

number

  • 4647