Effects of thymus-independent (B) cells and the H-2 gene complex on antiviral function of immune thymus-derived (T) cells.

Antiviral activity in vivo exerted by ectromelia virus-immune spleen cells transferred to ectromelia-infected recipients and cytotoxicity against virus-infected target cells in vitro were both properties of non-immunoglobulin (Ig)-bearing cells (which included T cells). Ig-bearing cells, including thymus-independent (B) cells and antibody-secreting cells… (More)