Journal article

INFLUENCE OF NON-MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX DIFFERENCES ON THE SEVERITY OF LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS

W ALLAN, PC DOHERTY

JOURNAL OF NEUROIMMUNOLOGY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1989

Abstract

The role of the non-major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genetic background in the development of lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) was examined for a range of mouse strains of the H-2k haplotype. The onset of meningitis relative to the time of injection of LCM virus was delayed and the maximal level of cellular extravasation into cerebrospinal fluid was lower in C3H/HeJ and CBA/H compared with AKR/J, B10.Br and BALB/c.H-2k mice. Adoptive transfer experiments indicated that the C3H mice are genuine low responders, but immune spleen cells from the CBA/H were as potent on a cell-for-cell basis as those from the AKR/J. Further analysis with CBA/H, AKR/J and (CBA/H x AKR/J)F1 mice showed that..

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