Contact hypersensitivity (CHS), a dendritic-cell (DC)-dependent, T-cell-mediated skin immune response to reactive haptens, has been a subject of intense research for many years. The molecular mechanisms underlying CHS are complicated and are not fully understood. During the past few years, varieties of gene-targeted knockout mice have been used in the study of CHS. Such studies have contributed significantly to our understanding of the mechanisms responsible for the initiation of CHS. This review focuses on insights into molecular requirements for CHS gained from knockout studies.
Insights into molecular mechanisms of contact hypersensitivity gained from gene knockout studies / Wang, B.; Feliciani, C.; And, Freed; I., and Cai; Q., and Sauder; D., N.. - In: JOURNAL OF LEUKOCYTE BIOLOGY. - ISSN 0741-5400. - 70:2(2001), pp. 185-191.