The identification, characterization, and distribution of guinea pig CCR4 and epitope mapping of a blocking antibody.


Th2 lymphocytes play a central role in the control and maintenance of allergic inflammation. The chemokine receptor CCR4 is preferentially expressed on the surface of Th2 lymphocytes polarised in vitro. However, CCR4 is found on the surface of a significant proportion of circulating memory T lymphocytes, some of which are capable of producing the Th1… (More)