Journal article

Unconventional T Cell Targets for Cancer Immunotherapy

Dale I Godfrey, Jerome Le Nours, Daniel M Andrews, Adam P Uldrich, Jamie Rossjohn

IMMUNITY | CELL PRESS | Published : 2018

Abstract

Most studies on the immunotherapeutic potential of T cells have focused on CD8 and CD4 T cells that recognize peptide antigens (Ag) presented by polymorphic major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class I and MHC class II molecules, respectively. However, unconventional T cells, which interact with MHC class Ib and MHC-I like molecules, are also implicated in tumor immunity, although their role therein is unclear. These include unconventional T cells targeting MHC class Ib molecules such as HLA-E and its murine ortholog Qa-1b, natural killer T (NKT) cells, mucosal associated invariant T (MAIT) cells, and γδ T cells. Here, we review the current understanding of the roles of these unconventiona..

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