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DIFFERENTIAL ANTIGEN BURDEN MODULATES THE GAMMA-INTERFERON BUT NOT THE IMMUNOGLOBULIN RESPONSE IN MICE THAT VARY IN SUSCEPTIBILITY TO SENDAI VIRUS PNEUMONIA

XY MO, M SANGSTER, S SARAWAR, C COLECLOUGH, PC DOHERTY

Journal of Virology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1995

Abstract

Sendai virus, a paramyxovirus which causes murine pneumonia, grew to approximately 10-fold higher titers and was cleared less rapidly from the lungs of 129/J (129) than H-2b-compatible C57BL/6J (B6) mice. The more susceptible 129 mice also made higher titers of gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) and immunoglobulin G2a (IgG2a) virus-specific antibody. Analysis with acutely irradiated (950 rads) mice and immunologically reconstituted bone marrow (BM) radiation chimeras indicated that the enhanced virus growth was a function of the radiation-resistant respiratory epithelium. Prolonged exposure to more virus in turn influenced the magnitude of IFN-gamma production, most of which was made by CD4+ T lym..

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