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T cells are a vital part of the adaptive immune system that function to eliminate foreign threats while remaining tolerant to healthy-self. During T cell development in the thymus, T cells are generated with various T cell receptor (TCR) specificities, such that they can respond to a near endless...
Mechanisms underlying lymphopenia-driven autoimmunity in the setting of co-inhibitory molecule deficiencyDownload
T lymphocytes (T cells) are powerful directors and effectors of immunity. The system of pseudo-random rearrangements of the T cell receptor (TCR) loci that underlie their ability to recognize a vast universe of molecular patterns is at once useful and dangerous, because many T cells develop TCR...
The immune system must be able to mount a response against pathogens and transformed cells while remaining tolerant to healthy host tissue. A key process for ensuring this self-tolerance is the negative selection of self-reactive thymocytes. Expression of Programmed Death-1 (PD-1), a...