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The origin of diversity: studying the evolution of multi-faceted CD8(+) T cell responses.
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PMID:  22476589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
During the past two decades of research in T cell biology, an increasing number of distinct T cell subsets arising during the transition from naïve to antigen-experienced T cells have been identified. Recently, it has been appreciated that, in different experimental settings, distinct T cell subsets can be generated in parallel within the same immune response. While signals driving a single "lineage" path of T cell differentiation are becoming increasingly clear, it remains largely enigmatic how the phenotypic and functional diversification creating a multi-faceted T cell response is achieved. Here, we review current literature indicating that diversification is a stable trait of CD8(+) T cell responses. We showcase novel technologies providing deeper insights into the process of diversification among the descendants of individual T cells, and introduce two models that emphasize either intrinsic noise or extrinsic signals as driving forces behind the diversification of single cell-derived T cell progeny populations in vivo.
Veit R Buchholz; Patricia Gräf; Dirk H Busch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-4
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1420-9071     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9705402     Medline TA:  Cell Mol Life Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, Technical University Munich (TUM), Trogerstr. 30, 81675, Munich, Germany.
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