Intranasal immunization with cytotoxic T-lymphocyte epitope peptide and mucosal adjuvant cholera toxin: selective augmentation of peptide-presenting dendritic cells … Academic Article uri icon


  • We previously reported that cholera toxin (CT) was required as a mucosal adjuvant for the induction of peptide-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) following intranasal immunization with CTL epitope peptides (A. Porgador et al., J. Immunol. 158: 834–841, 1997). The present study was performed to identify the site and the antigen-presenting cell (APC) population responsible for the presentation of intranasally administered CTL epitope peptide immunogens and to determine whether CT directly affects antigen presentation by these APCs. For these experiments, C57BL/6 mice were intranasally immunized with the ovalbumin H-2K b-restricted CTL epitope SIINFEKL with or without CT. Cells were then isolated from the cervical lymph nodes (CLN) and the nasal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (NALT) and tested for the ability to stimulate the B3Z T-cell hybridoma, which …

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  • December 1, 1998