Journal article

Human mucosal-associated invariant T cells contribute to antiviral influenza immunity via IL-18-dependent activation

Liyen Loh, Zhongfang Wang, Sneha Sant, Marios Koutsakos, Sinthujan Jegaskanda, Alexandra J Corbett, Ligong Liu, David P Fairlie, Jane Crowe, Jamie Rossjohn, Jianqing Xu, Peter C Doherty, James McCluskey, Katherine Kedzierska

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences | NATL ACAD SCIENCES | Published : 2016


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Program (NHMRC)

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Andrew Brooks for insightful discussions; Ted Hansen for the alpha-MR1-26.5 blocking reagent; and Thakshila Amarasena, Sheilajen Alcantara, and Bernie McCudden for collecting blood. We thank all donors for donating blood for this study. This work was supported by National Health and Medical Research Council Program (NHMRC) Grant 1071916 (to P.C.D. and K.K.). L. Loh and S.J. were supported by an NHMRC C. J. Martin fellowship. Z.W. was supported by an NHMRC Australia-China exchange fellowship. K.K. is an NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. J.R. is an NHMRC Australia Fellow (AF50). D.P.F. is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (1027369). S.S. is supported by a Victoria-India Doctoral Scholarship and a Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS). M.K. is supported by a Melbourne International Research Scholarship and an MIFRS.