T-cell immunity to Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus: recognition of primary effusion lymphoma by LANA-specific CD4+ T cells.
T-cell immunity is important for controlling Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) diseases such as the endothelial cell malignancy Kaposi sarcoma, or the B-cell malignancy, primary effusion lymphoma (PEL). However, little is known about KSHV-specific T-cell immunity in healthy donors and immune control of disease. Using PBMCs from healthy KSHV-infected donors, we found weak ex vivo responses to the KSHV latent antigens LANA, vFLIP, vCyclin, and Kaposin, with LANA most frequently recog...Expand abstract
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