The effect of cyclosporin on major histocompatibility complex-linked resistance to murine cytomegalovirus.
CM Lawson, PD Hodgkin, GR Shellam
Journal of General Virology | Published : 1989
The ability of mice to survive infection with murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) is known to be influenced by genes of the major histocompatibility complex (MHC). One hypothesis to account for this association is that MHC-linked resistance to MCMV is an 'immune response' gene effect, caused by differences in the strength of the MHC-restricted T cell response of mouse strains with different MHC haplotypes. Therefore, removal of T cell responses in mouse strains differing only at the MHC should render them equally susceptible to the virus infection. To test this hypothesis, the immunosuppressive drug cyclosporin (CsA) was used to reduce T cell responses in inbred congenic mouse strains carrying eit..View full abstract