Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 9th, 1999
Several lines of evidence suggest that CD8+ T cells are important in protection against tuberculosis. To understand the function of this cell population in the immune response against M. tuberculosis, N.V. Serbina and J.L Flynn examined T cells from lungs of M. tuberculosis-infected mice using flow cytometry.
"The kinetics of the appearance of CD8+ T cells in lungs of infected mice closely paralleled that of CD4+ T cells," Serbina and Flynn wrote ("Production of Type 1...
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