4-1BB signaling activates glucose and fatty acid metabolism to enhance CD8+ T cell proliferation

4-1BB (CD137) is a strong enhancer of the proliferation of CD8+ T cells. Since these cells require increased production of energy and biomass to support their proliferation, we hypothesized that 4-1BB signaling activated glucose and fatty acid metabolism. We found that treatment with agonistic anti-4-1BB mAb promoted the proliferation of CD8+ T cells in… (More)