Journal article

CD4( ) T help promotes influenza virus-specific CD8( ) T cell memory by limiting metabolic dysfunction

Jolie G Cullen, Hayley A McQuilten, Kylie M Quinn, Moshe Olshansky, Brendan E Russ, Alison Morey, Sanna Wei, Julia E Prier, Nicole L La Gruta, Peter C Doherty, Stephen J Turner

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America | NATL ACAD SCIENCES | Published : 2019


There is continued interest in developing novel vaccine strategies that induce establish optimal CD8+ cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) memory for pathogens like the influenza A viruses (IAVs), where the recall of IAV-specific T cell immunity is able to protect against serologically distinct IAV infection. While it is well established that CD4+ T cell help is required for optimal CTL responses and the establishment of memory, when and how CD4+ T cell help contributes to determining the ideal memory phenotype remains unclear. We assessed the quality of IAV-specific CD8+ T cell memory established in the presence or absence of a concurrent CD4+ T cell response. We demonstrate that CD4+ T cell help a..

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