R T Gazzinelli

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CD8+ T lymphocytes have been reported to play a major role in the protective immune response against acute infection with Toxoplasma gondii. In order to further assess the role of CD8+ cells in resistance against this protozoan we examined the ability of beta 2m-deficient mice, which fail to express MHC class I molecules and peripheral CD8+ lymphocytes, to(More)
Leishmania major promastigotes were found to avoid activation of mouse bone marrow-derived macrophages (BMM0) in vitro for production of cytokines that are typically induced during infection with other intracellular pathogens. Coexposure of BMM0 to the parasite and other microbial stimuli resulted in complete inhibition of interleukin (IL) 12 (p40) mRNA(More)
Lymphoproliferation, chronic B cell activation resulting in hypergammaglobulinemia, and profound immunodeficiency are prominent features of a retrovirus-induced syndrome designated murine acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (MAIDS). In vivo treatment of infected mice with recombinant interleukin 12 (IL-12) beginning at the time of infection or up to 9 wk(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) 1 transgenic mice expressing low or undetectable levels of viral mRNA in lymphoid tissue were infected with the intracellular protozoan Toxoplasma gondii. Exposure to this parasite resulted in an increase in HIV-1 transcript in lymph nodes, spleens, and lungs during the acute phase of infection and in the central nervous(More)
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