Roles for both CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in protective immunity against Onchocerca lienalis microfilariae in the mouse.


Mice inoculated with microfilariae of the filarial nematode Onchocerca lienalis clear their parasites from the skin over a period of 3 to 4 months and are highly resistant to a challenge infection. The adoptive transfer of spleen cells at various time points following primary and secondary infections of mice shows that exposures of 50 days or greater are… (More)


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