To determine the role of endogenous interleukin-10 (IL-10) in local host defense during pneumococcal meningitis, the inflammatory responses of IL-10-gene-deficient and wild-type mice after the induction of meningitis were compared. The absence of IL-10 was associated with higher cytokine and chemokine concentrations and a more pronounced infiltrate, but antibacterial defense or survival was not influenced.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Infection and Immunity|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2003|