IL-2

Histological studies of gene-ablated mice support important functional roles for natural killer cells in the uterus during pregnancy.

Maternal lymphocytes having a large and granulated morphology accumulate at healthy implantation sites in normal mice. Insight into the functions of these cells has come from a previous study of two independent lines of mice deficient in natural …

Bypass of lethality with mosaic mice generated by Cre-loxP-mediated recombination.

BACKGROUND: The analysis of gene function based on the generation of mutant mice by homologous recombination in embryonic stem cells is limited if gene disruption results in embryonic lethality. Mosaic mice, which contain a certain proportion of …

Antiviral immune responses in mice deficient for both interleukin-2 and interleukin-4.

Antiviral immune responses of mice lacking interleukin-2 (IL-2) or IL-4 or both IL-2 and IL-4 (IL-2/4) were compared by using different viruses. Primary cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) responses against lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) were …

Lymphoid development in mice with a targeted deletion of the interleukin 2 receptor gamma chain.

The interleukin 2 receptor gamma chain (IL-2R gamma) is a component of the receptors for IL-2, IL-4, IL-7, and IL-15. Mutations in IL-2R gamma in man appear responsible for the X chromosome-linked immunodeficiency SCIDX1, characterized by a defect in …

Modulation of interleukin 2 activity by lymphocyte-derived tetrahydrobiopterin.