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Adoptive transfer of anti-cytomegalovirus effect of interleukin-2-activated bone marrow: potential application in transplantation.

This work is a continuation of our studies that showed that interleukin-2 (IL-2)-activated murine bone marrow (ABM) cells have potent cytotoxic potential against murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV)-infected targets in vitro, without loss of reconstitutive ability in vivo. Our data show that ABM cells lyse the MCMV-infected cells in vitro, at both acute and chronic stages of infection; this lysis is specific for the MCMV-infected cells. ABM cells supplemented with IL-2 therapy virtually eradicated the viral infection and prolonged the survival of MCMV-infected Balb/c mice, whether or not they were immunocompromised by irradiation (P less than .001 in both situations). Efficacy of ABM cells alone or IL-2 alone was less than the combination of ABM cells and IL-2. The efficacy of combination treatment with ABM cells and IL-2 in improving the survival of MCMV-infected mice was comparable, whether used in a preventive or a therapeutic setting. Therapy with ABM plus IL-2 also prevented the reactivation of chronic MCMV infection after irradiation. Preliminary findings indicate that Thy-1+ and asialo GM1+ cells limited the MCMV proliferation by approximately 30% and 80%, respectively, while BM macrophages limited the proliferation of MCMV by 100%. These results suggest that BM transplantation (BMT) with ABM cells followed by IL-2 therapy may constitute a novel strategy to improve the host resistance against cytomegalovirus infection after BMT.[1]


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