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Research Article

Absence of Cross-Presenting Cells in the Salivary Gland and Viral Immune Evasion Confine Cytomegalovirus Immune Control to Effector CD4 T Cells

  • Senta M. Walton,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Sanja Mandaric,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Nicole Torti,

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Albert Zimmermann,

    Affiliation: Institute for Virology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf , Düsseldorf, Germany

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  • Hartmut Hengel,

    Affiliation: Institute for Virology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf , Düsseldorf, Germany

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  • Annette Oxenius mail

    oxenius@micro.biol.ethz.ch

    Affiliation: Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Published: August 25, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002214

About the Authors

Senta M. Walton, Sanja Mandaric, Nicole Torti, Annette Oxenius
Institute of Microbiology, ETH Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Albert Zimmermann, Hartmut Hengel
Institute for Virology, Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf , Düsseldorf, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: oxenius@micro.biol.ethz.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SMW HH AO. Performed the experiments: SMW SM NT AZ. Analyzed the data: SMW SM NT AO. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AZ HH. Wrote the paper: SMW AO.