Diverse Streptococcus pneumoniae strains drive a MAIT cell response through MR1-dependent and cytokine-driven pathways.
Mucosal Associated Invariant T (MAIT) cells represent an innate T-cell population which can recognize ligands generated by the microbial riboflavin synthesis pathway, presented via the major-histocompatibility-complex (MHC) class I-related molecule MR1. Streptococcus pneumoniae (the 'pneumococcus') is a major human pathogen that is also associated with commensal carriage, thus host control at the mucosal interface is critical. The recognition of pneumococci by MAIT cells has not been defined,...Expand abstract
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