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- Heath, William R., et al. Show all 9 Authors
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2009 v.106 no.10 pp. 3901-3906
- antigens; autoimmune diseases; autoimmunity; cytokines; cytotoxic T-lymphocytes; cytotoxicity; dendritic cells
- ... Autoimmune diseases tend to be chronic and progressive, but how these responses are sustained is not clear. One cell type that might contribute to autoimmunity is the cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL), which, as a consequence of causing tissue destruction and production of cytokines, could provide a sustained supply of antigen and inflammatory signals for dendritic cells to maintain immune stimulation. ...
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