Recent studies indicate that, in most types of infections, antigen presentation by 'professional' bone-marrow-derived cells is essential for priming pathogen-specific CD8+ T cells. This is true even in the absence of direct infection of these cells, which indicates that cross-priming is an essential component of the immune response against pathogens.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Immunology|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2001|