Cooperation of TNF family members CD40 ligand, receptor activator of NF-kappa B ligand, and TNF-alpha in the activation of dendritic cells and the expansion of viral specific CD8+ T cell memory responses in HIV-1-infected and HIV-1-uninfected individuals.

@article{Yu2003CooperationOT,
  title={Cooperation of TNF family members CD40 ligand, receptor activator of NF-kappa B ligand, and TNF-alpha in the activation of dendritic cells and the expansion of viral specific CD8+ T cell memory responses in HIV-1-infected and HIV-1-uninfected individuals.},
  author={Qigui Yu and Jenny X Gu and Colin M. Kovacs and John T. Freedman and Elaine Kinney Thomas and Mario Ostrowski},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={170 4},
  pages={1797-805}
}
Members of the TNF superfamily have been shown to be instrumental in enhancing cell-mediated immune responses, primarily through their interactions with dendritic cells (DCs). We systematically evaluated the ability of three TNF superfamily molecules, CD40 ligand (CD40L), receptor activator of NF-kappaB ligand (RANKL), and TNF-alpha, to expand ex vivo EBV-specific CTL responses in healthy human individuals and ex vivo HIV-1-specific CTL responses in HIV-1-infected individuals. In both groups of… CONTINUE READING