Kit (W-sh) mice develop earlier and more severe experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis due to absence of immune suppression.


Mast cells (MCs) have been thought to play a pathogenic role in the development of autoimmune diseases, including experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE), an animal model of multiple sclerosis. However, an immunoregulatory function of these cells has recently been suggested. We investigated the role of MCs in EAE using the W(-sh) mouse strain, which… (More)
DOI: 10.4049/jimmunol.1003603


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