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Article

Publication Date

4-27-2018

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This article has been peer reviewed. It is the author’s final published version in F1000Research, Volume 7, April 2018, Article number 508.

The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.14115.1. Copyright © Cosma & Eisenlohr

Abstract

Cytotoxic CD8 T cells play important roles in eliminating infected and transformed cells. Owing to their potential for therapeutic applications, significant efforts are dedicated toward developing CD8 T cell-based vaccines. Thus far, CD8 T-cell vaccination strategies have had limited success therapeutically in contrast to those targeting antibody-based immunity. However, if the current challenges and gaps in the understanding of T-cell biology are overcome, the full potential of rational CD8 T-cell vaccine design might be realized. Here, we review recent progress in this direction, focusing on target selection and maintenance of function in the settings of chronic infections and cancers.

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English

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