Further studies on cell-mediated immunity to myelin basic protein in schizophrenic patients

E. Livni, H. Munitz, S. Tyano, T. Englander, A. Kuritzky, H. Wysenbeek, H. Joshua

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Abstract

Cell-mediated immunity (CMI) toward myelin human basic protein (HBP) was studied in 19 chronic drug-free schizophrenic patients and in 30 patients with primary affective disorders receiving psychoactive drugs, 74% of the schizophrenics showed an inhibition of macrophage migration, whereas only one patient from the affective group showed such a response. These results indicate that drugs are not responsible for the appearance of CMI to HBP in schizophrenics. One out of 9 ECT-treated patients developed a CMI to HBP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1979

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