Tissue localization and frequency of antigen-specific effector CD4 T cells determines the development of allergic airway inflammation.

Previous activation of effector Th2 cells is central to the development of allergic inflammatory responses. We have observed that priming of allergen-specific Th2 cells in C57BL/6 or B10.A mice with allergen delivered via the i.p. or s.c. routes results in very different outcomes following subsequent airway exposure to the same allergen. Systemic allergen… (More)