New discovery on the activity and function of MAIT cells during acute HIV infection

Published: 14/01/2020
New discovery on the activity and function of MAIT cells during acute HIV infection
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In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show that MAIT cells (mucosa-associated invariant T cells), part of the human immune system, respond with dynamic activity and reprogramming of gene expression during the initial phase of HIV infection. The study fills a knowledge gap, as previously there has been a lack of awareness of the function of MAIT cel

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