Immunohistological analysis of macrophages in the central nervous system of Lewis rats with acute experimental allergic encephalomyelitis

J Neuroimmunol. 1986 May;11(3):215-22. doi: 10.1016/0165-5728(86)90005-6.


Inflammatory cells were characterized by immunohistochemistry, utilizing monoclonal antibodies specific for T cell subsets, B cells, Ia-positive cells and cells of the mononuclear phagocyte system, in cryostat sections of central nervous system of Lewis rats, sacrificed during the course of actively induced experimental allergic encephalomyelitis. The present study provides interesting information about the presence and distribution of cells of the monocyte-macrophage lineage in this immunologically mediated disease. Using these monoclonal antibodies different subpopulations of macrophages having varying distribution patterns in the central nervous system can be recognized.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Antibodies, Monoclonal / immunology
  • B-Lymphocytes / immunology
  • Central Nervous System / immunology*
  • Central Nervous System / pathology
  • Encephalomyelitis, Autoimmune, Experimental / immunology*
  • Encephalomyelitis, Autoimmune, Experimental / pathology
  • Female
  • Macrophages / immunology*
  • Macrophages / pathology
  • Mice / immunology
  • Phagocytosis
  • Rats
  • Rats, Inbred Lew
  • T-Lymphocytes / immunology


  • Antibodies, Monoclonal