OVA-specific IgE levels in serum are significantly suppressed upon treatment with ISS-ODN-stimulated and OVA-loaded Mφ. OVA-sensitized BALB/c mice were treated (i.v.) with saline (sham), OVA-Mφ, ISS-ODN-stimulated OVA-Mφ (ISS-ODN/OVA-Mφ), or LPS-stimulated OVA-Mφ (LPS/OVA-Mφ). Subsequently, these mice were challenged by OVA inhalation. Serum OVA-specific IgE levels were measured prior to and after challenge. Values are expressed as the mean ± SEM (n = 6 to 8). *P < .05 compared with sham-treated and OVA-challenged mice. †
P < .05 compared with mice treated with OVA-Mφ and that were OVA-challenged.