The Bad Side of CD4 T Cells

CVVR in the News:

Vaccine-Induced CD4 T Cells Lead to Adverse Effect in a Mouse Model of Infection” – Science Daily, Jan 15, 2015

“A study led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has found that a vaccine that elicits only CD4 T cells against a mouse model of a chronic viral infection results in an overwhelming — and lethal — inflammatory response. Reported in the January 16, 2015 issue of the journal Science, the new findings provide a cautionary tale for the development of vaccines aimed at eliciting robust CD4 T cell immunity against chronic infections, including HIV.” See full article >