Journal of Virology
LP-BM5 retrovirus-infected C57BL/6 mice develop splenomegaly, lymphadenopathy, hypergammaglobulinemia, and immunodeficiency; thus, this disease has been named mouse AIDS. In this syndrome, CD154/CD40 interactions are required for but do not mediate disease by upregulation of CD80 or CD86. We report here that there is nonetheless a necessity for CD40 signaling competence, specifically an intact tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated factor 6 (TRAF 6) binding site.
Green, Kathy A.; Ahonen, Cory L.; Cook, W. James; and Green, William R., "CD40-Associated TRAF 6 Signaling Is Required for Disease Induction in a Retrovirus-Induced Murine Immunodeficiency" (2004). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 1307.