THE EFFECT OF HIGH PRESSURES ON HEMAGGLUTINATING ANTIBODIES
The Journal of Experimental Medicine, Vol 83, 401-407, Copyright, 1946, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research New York
William C. Boyd Ph.D.
From Boston University School of Medicine, Boston
- It was found that exposure of hemagglutinating sera to pressures of the order of 3,000 to 4,000 atmospheres destroyed their agglutinating power, but did not convert them to inhibiting ("blocking") antibodies. Higher pressures (4,500 to 5,500 atmospheres) were required to destroy inhibiting anti-Rh0 antibodies in a "blocking" serum. This conforms with ideas already held that the "blocking" antibodies are significantly more stable than the agglutinating antibodies.
Submitted on January 31, 1946