Published in Vaccine Weekly, August 23rd, 2006
Study 1: CD94/NKG2A expression is associated with proliferative potential of CD8 T cells during persistent polyoma virus infection.
According to recent research from the United States, "Memory CD8 T cells comprise a critical component of durable immunity because of their capacity to rapidly proliferate and exert effector activity upon antigen rechallenge. During persistent viral infection, memory CD8 T cells repetitively encounter viral antigen and must maintain a delicate balance between limiting viral replication and minimizing immunopathology. In mice infected by polyoma virus, a...
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