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Vol. 69, No. 2, 1982
Issue release date: 1982
Int Arch Allergy Immunol 1982;69:113–119
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L-Tyrosine as an Immunological Adjuvant

Wheeler A.W. · Moran D.M. · Robins B.E. · Driscoll A.
Beecham Pharmaceuticals Research Division, Great Burgh, Epsom, Surrey, England


A series of experiments has been carried out to investigate the adjuvant properties of the amino acid L-tyrosine in laboratory animals. Adsorption of various allergenic materials to L-tyrosine was found to enhance the induction of IgG antibodies, but no unusual propensity to stimulate IgE antibody or delayed hypersensitivity was observed. Administration of the amino acid at a site remote from the allergen was found not to augment antibody production. This, together with evidence of reduced bioavailability of the tyrosine-adsorbed allergen, suggested that the adjuvant activity observed resulted from a short-term depot effect.

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Correspondence to: Dr. A. W. Wheeler, Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Biosciences Research Centre, Yew Tree Bottom Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT 18, 5XQ (England)

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Received: October 28, 1981
Published online: July 31, 2009
Number of Print Pages : 7

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International Archives of Allergy and Immunology

Vol. 69, No. 2, Year 1982 (Cover Date: 1982)

Journal Editor: Valenta R. (Vienna)
ISSN: 1018-2438 (Print), eISSN: 1423-0097 (Online)

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