Type I IFN-beta gene therapy suppresses cardiac CD8+ T-cell infiltration during autoimmune myocarditis.

Gene therapy using DNA encoding type I IFN subtypes IFNA6, IFNA9 and IFNB suppresses murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV)-myocarditis, a predominantly cell-mediated disease in BALB/c mice. CD8(+) T cells are the principal cell type within the inflamed myocardium. As such, we investigated the effects of IFN subtype treatment on this T-cell subset and other cell… CONTINUE READING