Journal article

VIRUS-SPECIFIC CD8 T-CELL RESPONSES IN MICE TRANSGENIC FOR A T-CELL RECEPTOR BETA-CHAIN SELECTED AT RANDOM

C EWING, W ALLAN, K DALY, S HOU, GA COLE, PC DOHERTY, MA BLACKMAN

Journal of Virology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1994

Abstract

The consequences of severely limiting the T-cell receptor (TCR) repertoire available for the response to intranasal infection with an influenza A virus or with Sendai virus have been analyzed by using H-2k mice (TG8.1) transgenic for a TCR beta-chain gene (V beta 8.1D beta 2J beta 2.3C beta 2). Analyzing the prevalence of V beta 8.1+ CD8+ T cells in lymph node cultures from nontransgenic (non-TG) H-2k controls primed with either virus and then stimulated in vitro with the homologous virus or with anti-CD3 epsilon showed that this TCR is not normally selected from the CD8+ T-cell repertoire during these infections. However, the TG8.1 mice cleared both viruses and generated virus-specific effe..

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