The evolved functions of CD1 during infection.

  title={The evolved functions of CD1 during infection.},
  author={Anne G. Kasmar and Ildiko Van Rhijn and D. Branch Moody},
  journal={Current opinion in immunology},
  volume={21 4},
CD1 proteins display lipid antigens to T cell receptors. Studies using CD1d tetramers and CD1d-deficient mice provide important insight into the immunological functions of invariant NK T cells (iNKT) during viral and bacterial infections. However, the mouse CD1 locus is atypical because it encodes only CD1d, whereas most mammalian species have retained many CD1 genes. Viewed from the perspective that CD1 is a diverse gene family that activates several of classes of T cells, new insights into… CONTINUE READING