The salivary glands as a privileged site of cytomegalovirus immune evasion and persistence


The salivary glands (SG) provide a haven for persistent cytomegalovirus replication, and in this regard are a privileged site of virus immune evasion. The murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) model has provided insight into the immunological environment of the SG and the unqiue virus–host relationship of this organ. In response to MCMV infection, a robust T cell… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00430-008-0077-2


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