Death by neglect as a deletional mechanism of peripheral tolerance.

In contrast to most organs, the anatomy of the liver may allow naive CD8(+) T cells to make direct contact with liver parenchymal cells. We have previously shown, using a combination of TCR transgenic T cells specific for H-2 K(b) and hepatocytes expressing a transgenic H-2 K(b) molecule, that hepatocytes can induce antigen-specific activation and… CONTINUE READING