Protective T-cell-based immunity induced in neonatal mice by a single replicative cycle of herpes simplex virus.

Newborns are very susceptible to infections because their immune systems are not fully developed and react to antigen exposure preferentially with unresponsiveness. UV-inactivated herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) represents such an antigen and does not induce an immune response in neonates. In contrast, protective T cells were primed in newborn mice by a… CONTINUE READING