SESSION TITLE: Chest Infections
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection induces activation and imbalance of the immune system; however, the role of T helper 17 cells (Th17) in the response to RSV infection remains unclear. Interleukin-23 (IL-23) is a key cytokine in Th17 cell differentiation. The aim of this study was to explore the function of IL-23 in determining the distribution of Th lymphocyte subsets (Th1, Th2, and Th17) after RSV infection in vitro.