Peptide T has been shown to inhibit T cell activation and cytokine production and function. Moreover, it has been reported to be a safe treatment in humans. We have studied the ability of peptide T to prevent or ameliorate EAE in Lewis rats. Peptide T was administered subcutaneously at different doses and phases of the disease according to several treatment protocols, but we could not observe a consistent effect of peptide T ameliorating the disease. Lymph node cell proliferation and IL-4 and interferon-gamma production were also studied. We conclude that peptide T neither prevents nor ameliorates EAE in Lewis rats.
- Experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis
- Lewis rat
- Multiple sclerosis
- Peptide T