Systematic name M5046
Brief description Genes up-regulated in comparison of splenic primary CD8 effector T cells at day 8 post-acute infection versus splenic primary CD8 effector T cells at day 8 post-chronic infection.
Full description or abstract Understanding the response of memory CD8 T cells to persistent antigen re-stimulation and the role of CD4 T cell help is critical to the design of successful vaccines for chronic diseases. However, studies comparing the protective abilities and qualities of memory and na´ve cells have been mostly performed in acute infections, and little is known about their roles during chronic infections. Herein, we show that memory cells dominate over na´ve cells and are protective when present in large enough numbers to quickly reduce infection. In contrast, when infection is not rapidly reduced, memory cells are quickly lost, unlike na´ve cells. This loss of memory cells is due to (i) an early block in cell proliferation, (ii) selective regulation by the inhibitory receptor 2B4, and (iii) increased reliance on CD4 T cell help. These findings have important implications towards the design of T cell vaccines against chronic infections and tumors.
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Source publication Pubmed 21856186   Authors: West EE,Youngblood B,Tan WG,Jin HT,Araki K,Alexe G,Konieczny BT,Calpe S,Freeman GJ,Terhorst C,Haining WN,Ahmed R
Exact source GSE30962_1572_200_UP
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Organism Mus musculus
Contributed by Jernej Godec (Dana-Farber Cancer Institute)
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