Alveolar macrophages help CD8+ T cells go (anti-)viral

Researchers have found that antigen-specific killer T cells (CD8+ T cells) rapidly expand in the lungs when primed by antigen-presenting lung-resident alveolar macrophages (AMs). This interaction helps protect against viral infection and could form the basis for developing ‘cell transplant’-type vaccines in the future.

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