IL-2 induces a competitive survival advantage in T lymphocytes.

@article{Dooms2004IL2IA,
  title={IL-2 induces a competitive survival advantage in T lymphocytes.},
  author={Hans Dooms and Estelle C. Kahn and Birgit Knoechel and Abul K Abbas},
  journal={Journal of immunology},
  year={2004},
  volume={172 10},
  pages={5973-9}
}
The acquisition of long-term survival potential by activated T lymphocytes is essential to ensure the successful development of a memory population in the competitive environment of the lymphoid system. The factors that grant competitiveness for survival to primed T cells are poorly defined. We examined the role of IL-2 signals during priming of CD4(+) T… CONTINUE READING