Accessory cell competence of ovine oligodendrocytes in mitogenic activation of human peripheral T cells.

The multiple sclerosis (MS) plaque is characterized by mononuclear inflammatory cell infiltration, demyelination, loss of oligodendrocytes (OGC), and proliferation of astrocytes. Although antigen-specific, Ia-dependent cellular immune mechanisms have been sought in plaque pathogenesis, Ia-independent T cell activation has not been actively investigated. We… CONTINUE READING