Mice depleted of γδ T cells by in vivo administration of anti-TCRγδ monoclonal antibodies showed susceptibility against an intravaginal infection with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). The systemic Th1 response was impaired in the γδ T-cell-depleted mice. Mice deficient in the Vδ1 T subset were susceptible to an intravaginal infection with HSV-2. Intraepithelial γδ T cells bearing Vδ1 may help protect against intravaginal infection with HSV-2 through promoting the systemic Th1 response.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Insect Science