alexa CD8+ T cells in cutaneous leishmaniasis: the good, the bad, and the ugly.


Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology

Author(s): Novais FO, Scott P, Novais FO, Scott P

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Abstract CD8(+) T lymphocytes are components of the adaptive immune response and play an important role in protection against many viral and bacterial infections. However, their role in parasitic infections is less well understood. In leishmaniasis, a disease caused by intracellular protozoan parasites of the genus Leishmania, CD8(+) T cells have been shown to be protective. However, increasing evidence indicates that CD8(+) T cells may also exacerbate disease. In this review, we will describe the situations where CD8(+) T cells are either good or bad for the outcome of the infection and attempt to reconcile the dual role played by CD8(+) T cells in cutaneous leishmaniasis.
This article was published in Semin Immunopathol and referenced in Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology

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