Recent evidence indicates that CD8+ T cells express natural killer cell receptors that constrain the range and magnitude of their activities. For virus-specific CD8+ T cells, upregulation of these receptors serves to control infection, while concurrently minimizing bystander pathology. Dysregulated expression of these receptors, however, may foster the establishment of persistent virus infection.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Infectious Diseases