Journal article

INDUCTION OF CYTOKINES IN MICE WITH PARAINFLUENZA PNEUMONIA

XY MO, SR SARAWAR, PC DOHERTY

Journal of Virology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1995

Abstract

The possible involvement of cytokines in the acute viral pneumonia induced by the murine parainfluenza type 1 virus, Sendai virus, was studied. Cytokine profiles for both the respiratory tract and the draining mediastinal lymph node (MLN) of virus-infected C57BL/6J mice were quantified by using the single-cell cytokine (ELISPOT) assay with freshly isolated cell populations and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for lung lavage fluids and culture supernatants. Maximal levels of interleukin 2 (IL-2), gamma interferon (IFN-gamma), tumor necrosis factor, IL-6, and IL-10 were detected at the inflammatory site 7 to 10 days after infection, about the time that virus is cleared from the lung. The fre..

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