Examination of CD8+ T cell function in humans using MHC class I tetramers: similar cytotoxicity but variable proliferation and cytokine production among different clonal CD8+ T cells specific to a single viral epitope.

Following infection by human T cell lymphotrophic virus-I (HTLV-I), high frequencies of polyclonal Tax11-19-reactive CD8(+) T cells can be detected in the peripheral blood. To investigate whether there are differences in the effector functions of these cells, we generated a panel of Tax11-19-reactive T cell clones by single cell sorting of HLA-A2/Tax11-19… CONTINUE READING