Journal article

THE ACUTE INFLAMMATORY PROCESS IN MURINE LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS IS DEPENDENT ON LYT-2 IMMUNE T-CELLS

JE DIXON, JE ALLAN, PC DOHERTY

CELLULAR IMMUNOLOGY | ACADEMIC PRESS INC JNL-COMP SUBSCRIPTIONS | Published : 1987

Abstract

Virus-immune spleen cells induce fatal immunopathology following adoptive transfer into adult C57B1/6J mice that have been infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) and immunosuppressed with cyclophosphamide. This is accompanied by the development of potent cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) activity of donor origin in the recipient spleen. Both the capacity to trigger the acute meningitis observed at 72 hr and to generate CTL effectors in lymphoid tissue are completely abrogated by the removal of Lyt-2+ cells from the donor population. However a lower level of inflammatory process in the central nervous system may emerge, in the absence of significant CTL function in recipient splee..

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