A mixed leukocyte reaction suppressor factor is produced by spleen cells sensitized in vivo and restimulated in vitro across non-H-2 antigenic barriers. Cells capable of producing this factor appear in the spleens of minor locus-immunized animals later than in animals sensitized to major histocompatibility complex-encoded antigens. However, both H-2 and non H-2-induced factors suppress proliferative responses to any alloantigen. Splenocytes from animals immunized with H-2-identical, minor locus-disparate cells produce suppressor factor in vitro only when restimulated with cells sharing both H-2 and non-H-2 antigens with the in vivo stimulators.

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