S M Nicholson

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We report differences among BALB/c substrains in susceptibility to Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV)-induced demyelinating disease, an immune-mediated inflammatory demyelinating disease and experimental model for human multiple sclerosis. BALB/cJ and BALB/cAnNCr mice are susceptible, while BALB/cByJ and BALB/cCum are resistant. Hybrids between(More)
SWR/J mice are susceptible to immune-mediated central (CNS) demyelination following infection by Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV). SWR/J susceptibility is genetically dominant, when outcrossed to resistant H-2b strains. Non-H-2 differences between C57BL/6 and C57L/J (both H-2b) alter effects of 'susceptibility' genes, especially H-2q, from(More)
Four horses were inoculated with Ehrlichia risticii contained in either infected murine P388 D1 cells or heparinized blood from an infected horse. All 4 horses produced serum antibody, plasma antigen, and clinical signs of the disease. An enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay was used to detect antibody in the serum and was also used in conjunction with an(More)
Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV)-induced demyelinating disease (TMEV-IDD) is an excellent model for human multiple sclerosis. Within the BALB/c strain, BALB/cAnNCr mice are susceptible while BALB/cByJ mice are resistant. BALB/cByJ mice become susceptible when irradiated. Adoptive transfer of CD8+ splenic T cells from resistant BALB/cByJ(More)
On intracerebral infection with the BeAn strain of Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV), certain mouse strains develop a chronic demyelinating disease similar both clinically and pathologically to human multiple sclerosis. Other strains remain resistant. We previously established that differential susceptibility to this demyelinating disease(More)
Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus (TMEV)-induced demyelination and experimental allergic encephalomyelitis are the principal immunologically mediated, genetically controlled models of multiple sclerosis. Previous studies using different mapping techniques identified susceptibility loci for both diseases on chromosomes 3, 6, and 17. To more precisely(More)
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