Integration of apoptosis and telomere erosion in virus-specific CD8+ T cells from blood and tonsils during primary infection.
Human-virus-specific CD8+ T cells that are found during primary infection have been studied almost exclusively in the peripheral blood, and it is unclear whether these cells are regulated in the same way as those in secondary lymphoid tissue. We investigated, therefore, the control of apoptosis and telomere erosion of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-specific CD8+ T cells found in the blood and tonsils of the same patients during acute infectious mononucleosis (AIM). Although the clonal composition o...Expand abstract
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