Theiler's murine encephalomyelitis virus induced central nervous system demyelination in susceptible strains of mice with s, q, v, p, and f H-2D alleles. We used immunoelectron microscopy to look for differential production of class I immune response gene products (Ia) within astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, microglia, and endothelial cells. Spinal cord sections from susceptible mice (B10.S and B10.ASR2) showed increased content of Ia in glial and endothelial cells. In contrast, resistant mice [B10.S(9R)] showed minimal Ia production within the CNS. The findings indicate an important role of class II immune response products on glial cells during demyelination after virus infection.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Immunology|
|State||Published - 1987|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy