Journal article

Cytomegalovirus replication is associated with enrichment of distinct g 8 T cell subsets following lung transplantation: A novel therapeutic approach?

Sanda Stankovic, Martin S Davey, Evangeline M Shaw, Anouk von Borstel, Yvonne Cristiano, Bronwyn J Levvey, Jamie Rossjohn, Glen P Westall, Gregory I Snell, Andrew G Brooks, Lucy C Sullivan

Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2020


BACKGROUND: Anti-viral treatments to control cytomegalovirus (CMV) after lung transplantation (LTx) are associated with toxicity and anti-viral resistance. Cellular immunotherapy with virus-specific cytotoxic T cells has yielded promising results but requires donor/recipient matching. γδ T cells are involved in anti-viral immunity and can recognize antigens independently of major histocompatibility complex molecules and may not require the same level of matching. We assessed the phenotype of circulating γδ T cells after LTx to identify the candidate populations for CMV immunotherapy. METHODS: Peripheral blood mononuclear cells were isolated from lung transplant recipients before transplantat..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant (A.G.B), Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (M.S.D), and National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant (L.C.S. and G.P.W.).