Cross-recognition of avian H5N1 influenza virus by human cytotoxic T-lymphocyte populations directed to human influenza A virus.

@article{Kreijtz2008CrossrecognitionOA,
  title={Cross-recognition of avian H5N1 influenza virus by human cytotoxic T-lymphocyte populations directed to human influenza A virus.},
  author={Joost H. C. M. Kreijtz and Gerrie de Mutsert and Carel A. van Baalen and Ron A M Fouchier and Albert D M E Osterhaus and G F Rimmelzwaan},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={2008},
  volume={82 11},
  pages={5161-6}
}
Since the number of human cases of infection with avian H5N1 influenza viruses is ever increasing, a pandemic outbreak caused by these viruses is feared. Therefore, in addition to virus-specific antibodies, there is considerable interest in immune correlates of protection against these viruses, which could be a target for the development of more universal… CONTINUE READING