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New Understanding of the Molecular Mechanism that Leads to CD8 T Cell Exhaustion

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    The company you keep: Dual role for key T cell factor
    Date:
    February 12, 2015
    Source:
    La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
    Summary:
    When fighting chronic viral infections or cancers, a key division of the immune system, known as CD8 T cells, sometimes loses its ability to effectively fight foreign invaders. Overcoming so-called T cell exhaustion is crucial to treating persistent infections but the underlying molecular mechanisms remain poorly understood.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/02/150212183301.htm
     

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