Structural basis of influenza A virus-specific CD8+ T cell Receptor Diversity

Grant number: 350324


Viral infection results in the activation and proliferation of virus-specific T cells that mediate clearance of virally infected cells. Recognition of virally infected cells is meditated by presentation of peptide fragments complexed to Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I glycoproteins. Virus-specific T cells recognise these viral protein fragments via a specific receptor expressed at the T cell surface. This proposal plans to examine the structural factors that determine influenza-specific T cell receptor recognition. From these studies, we plan to determine how these structural factors can influence the diversity of virus-specific T cells that are generated after viral infection..

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