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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Modulation Of The Severity Of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis By γδ T Lymphocytes Activated By Mycobacterial Antigens|
|Abstract:||Immunity to mycobacterial antigens may contribute to the maintenance of self-tolerance. Exposure of the immune system to mycobacterial antigen might well stimulate the immune system to exert control over unwanted self-reactive clones. We demonstrated that in vivo administration of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, PPD, and PPD peptide (180-196) prior to immunization with Myelin Basic Protein (MBP) led to a moderate increase of γδ T cells, suppression of the immune response, and reduction in the severity of Experimental Autoimmune Encephalomyelitis. The immunosuppression observed is due, at least in part, to the production of Transforming growth factor-β (TGFβ) by the γδ T lymphocytes.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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