LONG LIVED, VIRUS RESISTANT IMMUNE CELLS
Grant number: 1045205 | Funding period: 2013 - 2016
Vaccines that deposit memory T cells within the lung, gut and genital tract hold enormous therapeutic potential, as these mucosal surfaces are major portals of entry into the body for many viruses. However, the accumulation of large numbers of T cells within the mucosal tissue may increase the number of target cells for T cell trophic viruses (eg HIV) to infect. We will explore factors that are important in the generation of mucosal memory T cells that are also resistant to virus infection.
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