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Abstract

By the use of liposomes containing the purified surface glycoprotein (G) of rabies virus and the haemagglutinin—neuraminidase (HN) and fusion (F) glycoproteins of Sendai virus, the target antigen of anti-rabies virus cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) clones isolated in a previous study was identified as the G protein. Recognition of the H-2K determinant of the class I major histocompatibility complex (MHC) was necessary for target lysis by the CTL clones. One of the CTL clones was examined for the ability to protect mice against a lethal rabies virus infection. CTL were transferred into syngeneic mice which had been infected in the hind footpad with the ERA strain of rabies virus. The infection was converted into a lethal infection by cyclophosphamide treatment 1 day after virus infection. Transfer of CTL 2 to 3 days after virus infection protected approximately 50% of mice during the observation period of 4 weeks. Greater protection was obtained in mice receiving both anti-rabies virus antibodies and CTL cells.

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1990-02-01
2019-11-21
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