Exacerbation of delayed-type hypersensitivity responses in EBV-induced gene-3 (EBI-3)-deficient mice.
Epstein-Barr virus-induced gene-3 (EBI-3) associates with p28 to form interleukin-27 (IL-27) or with IL-12p35 to form IL-35. Both IL-27 and IL-35 have immunosuppressive functions and especially IL-35 has been implicated in the suppressive function of regulatory T cells (Treg). To address the role of EBI-3 in immune regulation, delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) responses were examined in EBI-3-deficient (EBI-3(-/-)) mice. EBI-3(-/-) mice developed deteriorated DTH responses as shown by the e...Expand abstract
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