Journal article

CYTOTOXIC T-CELL ACTIVITY IS STRAIN-SPECIFIC IN OUTBRED MICE INFECTED WITH LYMPHOCYTIC CHORIOMENINGITIS VIRUS

RM ZINKERNAGEL, MBC DUNLOP, PC DOHERTY

JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY | AMER ASSOC IMMUNOLOGISTS | Published : 1975

Abstract

The cytotoxic T cell response in outbred mice infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is strain specific. The same is true for adoptive transfer of fatal LCM disease. The response of individuals within an outbred strain is completely cross-reactive, as shown by using immune lymphocytes and virus-infected macrophage targets from individual mice. Reciprocal exclusion of cytotoxic T cell activity between inbred and outbred mouse strains is the rule, the exception being one strain (H) known to have some C57BL ancestry. Immune T cells from one of 7 H mice specifically lysed LCMV-infected C57BL macrophages. Experiments with inbred mice have shown that only one allele need be shared..

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