Experiments using different types of antigen-adjuvant preparations were conducted in outbred sheep to compare effects of adjuvants on immune responses. Trinitrophenyl-ovalbumin (TNP-ovalbumin) incorporated in a preparation with nonionic block copolymers elicited high antibody titers to both ovalbumin and TNP. Different humoral immune responses were observed when Pasteurella haemolytica lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was added to the preparations. Responses to ovalbumin and TNP were reduced when Pasteurella haemolytica LPS was added to copolymer L121. The antibody titers to ovalbumin or TNP were not affected by the addition of LPS to the preparation containing copolymer L180.5. Lymphocyte proliferation assays demonstrated high stimulation indices at day 17 to ovalbumin by lymphocytes from lambs receiving preparations containing copolymers without Pasteurella haemolytica LPS.
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Lopez-Virella, Jose O.; Kaeberle, Merlin L.; and Niang, Mamadou, "Modulation of Immune Response in Lambs" (1998). Sheep Research Report, 1997. 4.