T lymphocytes in the murine vaginal mucosa are phenotypically distinct from those in the periphery.

@article{Fidel1996TLI,
  title={T lymphocytes in the murine vaginal mucosa are phenotypically distinct from those in the periphery.},
  author={Paul L. Fidel and Norbert A. Wolf and Mark Kukuruga},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1996},
  volume={64 9},
  pages={3793-9}
}
The results from both clinical studies of women with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis and a murine model of experimental vaginitis indicate that systemic cell-mediated immunity may not represent a dominant host defense mechanism against vaginal infections by Candida albicans. Recent experimental evidence indicates the presence of local vaginal immune reactivity against C. albicans. The present study was designed to examine T-lymphocyte subpopulations in the vaginal mucosae of naive CBA/J mice… CONTINUE READING
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