Reduction in CD1d expression on dendritic cells and macrophages by an acute virus infection

Yinling Lin, Tonya J. Roberts, Philip M. Spence, Randy R. Brutkiewicz

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Mice were infected with lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) to determine if changes in CD1d expression occurred during an acute virus infection. It is interesting that a decrease in CD1d expression on splenic dendritic cells (DC) and macrophages (MΦ) was observed for at least 3 months post-LCMV infection, and vaccinia virus and vesicular stomatitis virus induced similar changes in CD1d upon infection with those viruses. The reduction of CD1d cell-surface expression on DC and MΦ was independent of interferon-γ and interleukin-12 expression but partially recovered in transporter associated with antigen processing-1-deficient mice, suggesting that CD8+ T cells may play a role. Thus, one consequence of the induction of a cellular immune response is a change in CD1d expression, which may constitute a key element in regulating antiviral immunity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-158
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Leukocyte Biology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2005


  • Antigen presenting cells
  • Innate immunity
  • Peripheral organs
  • Spleen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cell Biology

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