Memories of virus-specific CD8 + T cells

Peter C. Doherty, Stephen J. Turner

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This brief review focuses on the way that our understanding of virus-specific CD8 + T-cell-mediated immunity evolved, giving particular attention to the early impact of the program at the Australian National University. The story developed through a sequence of distinct eras, each of which can be defined in the context of the technologies available at that time. The progress has been enormous, but there is a great deal still to be learned. A particular challenge is to use what we know for human benefit.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-140
Number of pages5
JournalImmunology and Cell Biology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes


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