The tricks of the immune system: How the T-cell response changes in chronic virus infections

More than half of the world’s population is infected with the cytomegalovirus. The majority of people don’t even notice the infection, since their immune systems keep the virus in check. Groups of T cells with a variety of virus-specific receptors play a key role in this process. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have analyzed their interactions in detail for the first time. The results could be useful for future therapies against infections and cancer.

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