A simple culture protocol to detect peptide-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte precursors in the circulation

The detection and monitoring of peptide-specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) precursors is essential for successful peptide-based immunotherapy against cancers. In contrast to the development of effective methods of detecting antigen-specific CTL, such as ELISpot and HLA-class I tetramer assay, stimulation with peptide-pulsed antigen-presenting cells (APC… CONTINUE READING