Cooperative Roles of CTLA-4 and Regulatory T Cells in Tolerance to an Islet Cell Antigen

Adoptive transfer of ovalbumin (OVA)-specific T cells from the DO.11 TCR transgenic mouse on a Rag(-/-) background into mice expressing OVA in pancreatic islet cells induces acute insulitis and diabetes only if endogenous lymphocytes, including regulatory T cells, are removed. When wild-type OVA-specific/Rag(-/-) T cells, which are all CD25(-), are… CONTINUE READING