T cells expressing the gamma delta T cell receptor induce apoptosis in cardiac myocytes.

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OBJECTIVE Enterovirus infections are major etiological factors in myocarditis and dilated cardiomyopathy. Using an experimental murine model of this disease, previous studies have shown that myocarditis susceptibility depends upon activation of T lymphocytes expressing the gamma delta T cell receptor (TcR), and that only mouse strains which accumulate gamma… (More)

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