Avirulent Semliki Forest virus replication and pathology in the central nervous system is enhanced in IL-12-defective and reduced in IL-4-defective mice: a role for Th1 cells in the protective immunity.


Experimental infection of mice with avirulent Semliki Forest virus (SFV) has been used as a model of demyelinating disease in humans. A number of studies have shown that T cells may be important for mediating demyelination, but the role of T cells is still, unclear. Here, we show that neuronal necrosis, but not demyelination, was more severe in interleukin… (More)