Development of cell-mediated immunity to Marek's disease tumor cells in chickens inoculated with Marek's disease vaccines.


Chickens inoculated with herpesvirus of turkeys or with apathogenic or attenuated vaccine strains of Marek's disease virus (MDV) developed a T-cell-mediated immune response to Marek's disease (MD) tumor cells. This immune response was detected in a 4-hour 51Cr-release assay in which effector cells obtained from spleens of vaccinated chickens were reacted… (More)