Mucosal associated invariant T cells and the immune response to infection

Marielle C. Gold, David M. Lewinsohn

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Abstract

Mucosal associated invariant T cells are unique T cells localized at high frequencies at the portals of entry for many pathogens. Mucosal associated invariant T cells display a variety of characteristics that suggest their function is to act as effectors in the initial control of microbial infection at mucosal sites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)742-748
Number of pages7
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Volume13
Issue number8-9
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

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Keywords

  • INKT cells
  • MHC-I
  • MR1
  • Mucosal associated invariant T (MAIT) cells
  • Mucosal immunity
  • Mycobacterium tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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