Expression of leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptors and natural killer receptors on virus-specific CD8+ T cells during the evolution of Epstein-Barr virus-specific immune responses in vivo.

Antigen-primed cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) may express leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptors (LILRs) and natural killer receptors (NKRs). Published work suggests that expression of some of these receptors confers survival advantage, leading to the idea that cells expressing such receptors may accumulate as an antigen-specific response evolves. Here we… CONTINUE READING