Journal article

IMMUNE T-CELLS CAN PROTECT OR INDUCE FATAL NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE IN MURINE LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS

JE ALLAN, PC DOHERTY

CELLULAR IMMUNOLOGY | ACADEMIC PRESS INC JNL-COMP SUBSCRIPTIONS | Published : 1985

Abstract

Adoptively transferred immune spleen cells induce fatal neurological disease in cyclophosphamide-suppressed recipients injected intracerebrally (ic) with a large, but not small, dose of neurotropic lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus. The elimination of virus from brain in the latter group, which survives without developing symptoms, depends upon the presence of Lyt 2+ lymphocytes. However removal of Lyt 2+ subset which is cytotoxic in vitro does not diminish the severity of the inflammatory process in vivo, though the onset of clinical disease is delayed in mice given Lyt 2-depleted populations and a larger ic dose of virus. The present findings are consistent with the idea that fatal ..

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