Effect of mycoplasmas on natural cytotoxic activity and release of tumor necrosis factor alpha by spleen cells.

Abstract

It has been reported that mycoplasma-infected cells are more sensitive to lysis by natural cytotoxic (NC) effector cells and that splenic NC cells release tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha) when they lyse sensitive target cells. Here we showed that spleen cells released TNF-alpha when they were incubated with NC-sensitive cells that were infected with… (More)

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