Significance of T-cell stimulation by altered peptide ligands in T cell biology

Joanne Sloan-Lancaster, Paul M. Allen

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Abstract

Investigations of T-cell responses to altered peptide ligands have provided functional evidence that a T-cell receptor can interpret subtle structural changes in its ligand, highlighting the complexity of this antigen receptor signaling system. Over the past year, observations from many studies have suggested several roles for such analog peptides in various aspects of immune responses. Collectively, these data strongly suggest the existence of naturally occurring altered peptide ligands in the endogenous peptide repertoire, that can actively participate in the development and shaping of T-cell immunity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)103-109
Number of pages7
JournalCurrent Opinion in Immunology
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1995

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