A Nansen

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To define the role of T cells and B cells in resistance to vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) infection, knockout mice with different specific immune defects on an identical background were infected i.v. and the outcome of infection was compared; in this way a more complete picture of the relative importance of various host defence mechanisms could be(More)
CD40 ligand (CD40L) is an important molecule that is known to be involved in T-B collaboration and certain aspects of cell-mediated immunity. However, its role in antiviral immunity has not been clearly defined as of yet. Therefore, mice with a targeted defect in the gene encoding this molecule were infected with one of two strains of lymphocytic(More)
Generally, interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) is considered a critical regulator of T cell mediated inflammation. For this reason, we investigated the pathogenesis of lymphocytic choriomeningitis in mice with a targeted defect of the gene encoding this cytokine. Our results revealed that IFN-gamma is redundant in the afferent phase of the antiviral T cell(More)
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