Journal article

Characteristics of HLA-E Restricted T-Cell Responses and Their Role in Infectious Diseases

Simone A Joosten, Lucy C Sullivan, Tom HM Ottenhoff

Journal of Immunology Research | HINDAWI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Human HLA-E can, in addition to self-antigens, also present pathogen-derived sequences, which elicit specific T-cell responses. T-cells recognize their antigen presented by HLA-E highly specifically and have unique functional and phenotypical properties. Pathogen specific HLA-E restricted CD8+ T-cells are an interesting new player in the field of immunology. Future work should address their exact roles and relative contributions in the immune response against infectious diseases.

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