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December 6, 1993 8:00 AM UTC

German scientists have immortalized human T cells that are specific for human myelin basic protein, the probable target of the misdirected immune attack that causes multiple sclerosis. The researchers predicted that the cells will prove useful in studying autoimmune diseases.

As reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, three human CD4+ T cell clones were isolated from the blood of three MS patients, and were transformed by herpesvirus saimiri (HVS), a monkey lymphoma and leukemia virus. ...