Journal article

STIMULATION OF HELPER DELAYED-TYPE HYPERSENSITIVITY T-CELLS BY FLAVIVIRUS INFECTION - DETERMINATION BY MACROPHAGE PROCOAGULANT ASSAY

JE ALLAN, PC DOHERTY

JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY | SOC GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1986

Abstract

West Nile virus (WNV)-immune spleen cells produced an inducer of macrophage procoagulant activity (MPCA) on restimulation with WNV in vitro. This response was specific for WNV and depended on the presence of Thy 1+, L3T4+ and also Ia+ cells but not Lyt 2+ cells. It could be induced by culture with large amounts of non-infectious, u.v.-irradiated virus or with high doses of infectious virus. Inoculation of mice with low titres of infectious, but not with u.v.-irradiated, virus primed for this in vitro response. The time of maximum production of procoagulant-inducing factor was also the period of greatest [3H]thymidine uptake and release of interleukin-2 (IL-2)-like activity. In bulk cultures,..

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