Journal article

MAIT cells are depleted early but retain functional cytokine expression in HIV infection

Caroline S Fernandez, Thakshila Amarasena, Anthony D Kelleher, Jamie Rossjohn, James McCluskey, Dale I Godfrey, Stephen J Kent

Immunology & Cell Biology | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015


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

Awarded by NHMRC postgraduate scholarship

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Drs Lars Kjer-Nielsen and Alexandra Corbett, University of Melbourne, for providing the new generation MR1 tetramers, MAIT ligands and MR1: C1R cells, and for sharing MAIT-cell activation methodologies. We thank Drs David Fairlie and Ligong Liu, Institute for Molecular Biology, University of Queensland for providing the MAIT cell ligands. We thank the doctors and nurses who recruited the subjects in the early HIV-infection cohort and the study subjects themselves. Supported by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awards 510448, 455350, 1013667, 454309 and 508309, NHMRC Research Fellowships to DIG and SJK and an NHMRC postgraduate scholarship (629002) to CSF.