IL-12 is required for natural killer cell activation and subsequent T helper 1 cell development in experimental leishmaniasis.

Infection of mice with the protozoan Leishmania major is an established in vivo model for the definition of factors that contribute to CD4+ T helper cell subset development. In the current study, a central role for IL-12 in directing both the innate and adaptive immune responses to L. major is established. We show that in vivo neutralization of IL-12… CONTINUE READING