Streptococcus pneumoniae is an encapsulated bacterium that causes significant global morbidity and mortality. There is emerging evidence that T cells contribute to the immunity that protects humans from S. pneumoniae-associated disease. However, no T-cell epitopes have been identified as yet in this bacterium and there are no data that address the functional nature of T cells specific for pneumococcal-derived epitopes. We sought to define T-cell epitopes in the conserved serine/threonine kina...Expand abstract
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Rapid effector function of circulating CD4+ T cells specific for immunodominant regions of the conserved serine/threonine kinase found in Streptococcus pneumoniae (StkP) in healthy adults.
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