Immortalization with herpesvirus saimiri modulates the cytokine secretion profile of established Th1 and Th2 human T cell clones.

T blasts of six established human CD4+ T cell clones with defined Ag specificity and cytokine secretion profile (3 Th1 and 3 Th2) were immortalized with Herpesvirus saimiri (HVS) and compared with their uninfected counterparts for their ability to proliferate, produce cytokines, and express cytolytic activity. HVS-transformed Th1 and Th2 clones neither… CONTINUE READING