Downmodulation of the inflammatory response to bacterial infection by gammadelta T cells cytotoxic for activated macrophages.


Although gammadelta T cells are involved in the regulation of inflammation after infection, their precise function is not known. Intraperitoneal infection of T cell receptor (TCR)-delta(-/-) mice with the intracellular bacterium Listeria monocytogenes resulted in the development of necrotic foci in the livers. In contrast, the peritoneal cavities of… (More)