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Studies of In Vitro B Lymphocyte Responses in Subjects Receiving Tetanus Toxoid Booster Immunization

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00001173
First Posted: December 10, 2002
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
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National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
  Purpose

One of the major interests of this laboratory is the characterization of the cellular subpopulations involved in the triggering and immunoregulation of B lymphocytes to produce antibodies. We are assessing the responses of individuals to produce antibodies against newly encountered antigens such as keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) (approved project number 77-I-0130) and propose to assess the amnestic responses to the previously encountered antigen, tetanus toxoid. The purpose of this protocol is to add this recall antigen to our repertoire of antigens used to evaluate the immune response in man.

Booster immunization with tetanus/diphtheria toxoid has now been used for several years by a number of clinical immunology laboratories throughout the country to assess B cell related immunologic profiles in patients and control normal subjects. We have recently developed a sensitive ELISA assay for IgM and IgG in vitro specific antibody responses against tetanus toxoid. This will allow us to carefully and precisely monitor the evolution and immunoregulation of the human B cell responses to this recall antigen. This is of particular importance and relevance to us in our ongoing studies of a number of diseases characterized by abnormalities of immunologic reactivity, including those treated with various regimens of immunosuppressive agents.


Condition
Healthy

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Studies of In Vitro B Lymphocyte Responses in Subjects Receiving Tetanus Toxoid Booster Immunization

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 200
Study Start Date: June 1980
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2000
Detailed Description:

One of the major interests of this laboratory is the characterization of the cellular subpopulations involved in the triggering and immunoregulation of B lymphocytes to produce antibodies. We are assessing the responses of individuals to produce antibodies against newly encountered antigens such as keyhole limpet hemocyanin (KLH) (approved project number 77-I-0130) and propose to assess the amnestic responses to the previously encountered antigen, tetanus toxoid. The purpose of this protocol is to add this recall antigen to our repertoire of antigens used to evaluate the immune response in man.

Booster immunization with tetanus/diphtheria toxoid has now been used for several years by a number of clinical immunology laboratories throughout the country to assess B cell related immunologic profiles in patients and control normal subjects. We have recently developed a sensitive ELISA assay for IgM and IgG in vitro specific antibody responses against tetanus toxoid. This will allow us to carefully and precisely monitor the evolution and immunoregulation of the human B cell responses to this recall antigen. This is of particular importance and relevance to us in our ongoing studies of a number of diseases characterized by abnormalities of immunologic reactivity, including those treated with various regimens of immunosuppressive agents.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Male and female patients 18 years and older.

Patients admitted to the Clinical Center under other approved research protocols designed to investigate immune mediated or inflammatory diseases and who have not been immunized to tetanus toxoid within 6 months.

No pregnant women.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001173


Locations
United States, Maryland
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001173     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 800070
80-I-0070
First Submitted: November 3, 1999
First Posted: December 10, 2002
Last Update Posted: March 4, 2008
Last Verified: June 1999

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
B Cells
Humoral Immunity
Lymphocytes
Tetanus Toxoid

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tetanus
Clostridium Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Vaccines
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs