May 24, 2014

Antigens for CD4 and CD8 T cells in tuberculosis

Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
Cecilia S Lindestam ArlehamnDeborah A Lewinsohn


Tuberculosis (TB), caused by infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), represents an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide for which an improved vaccine and immunodiagnostics are urgently needed. CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells play an important role in host defense to TB. Definition of the antigens recognized by these T cells is critical for improved understanding of the immunobiology of TB and for development of vaccines and diagnostics. Herein, the antigens and epitopes recognized by classically HLA class I- and II-restricted CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells in humans infected with MTB are reviewed. Immunodominant antigens and epitopes have been defined using approaches targeting particular TB proteins or classes of proteins and by genome-wide discovery approaches. Antigens and epitopes recognized by classically restricted CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells show extensive breadth and diversity in MTB-infected humans.

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Human Class I Antigens
Morbidity Aspects
Antigens, Immunodominant
Suppressor T-Lymphocytes, CD8-Positive
Antigens, Bacterial
Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv

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