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Superantigens and retroviral infection: insights from mouse mammary tumor virus.
Superantigens induce a vigorous immune response by stimulating T cells that express particular T-cell receptor V beta chains. Mouse mammary tumor virus is a milk-transmitted retrovirus that encodes such a superantigen. Paradoxically, as discussed by Werner Held and colleagues, the strong superantigen-induced immune response permits the survival of the virus via T-cell dependent clonal expansion of infected B cells.
Animals, Antigens, Viral/immunology, B-Lymphocytes/physiology, Lymphoma/immunology, Mammary Tumor Virus, Mouse/immunology, Mice, Retroviridae Infections/immunology, Superantigens/immunology, T-Lymphocytes/physiology, Tumor Virus Infections/immunology
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