Mycoplasmal induction of cytokine production and major histocompatibility complex expression.

The mycoplasmas are a diverse set of bacteria that, in the course of their interactions with cells of the immune system, have a wide range of immunomodulatory effects. These effects include polyclonal stimulation of proliferation of T and B lymphocytes; activation of cytolytic activity of macrophages, natural killer cells, and cytotoxic T cells; and… CONTINUE READING