T cells found in coronavirus patients 'bode well' for long-term immunity.

  title={T cells found in coronavirus patients 'bode well' for long-term immunity.},
  author={Mitch Leslie},
  volume={368 6493},
  • M. Leslie
  • Published 21 May 2020
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
Whether T cells join the immune system9s fight against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has been unclear. Two new studies have identified T cells that react to the virus in patients who had COVID-19 or were recovering from it. Both studies detected helper T cells, which orchestrate antiviral responses of other immune cells, and one of the studies also found killer T cells that eliminate virally infected cells. Both studies also discovered helper T cells that target the virus in blood… 
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