HIV and TCell Numbers/Memory

Jorg Kirberg kirberg at bii.ch
Wed Feb 22 09:45:04 EST 1995


In article <ralph.1143705994A at news.arizona.edu>, ralph at ccit.arizona.edu
(Ralph M Bernstein) wrote:

>it cannot be tcells that havenot
> encountered antigen in the perhiphery, since they die in around 72h after
> release if they dont encounter ag.

A little bit off topic, but it is wrong that naive T cells have a very
limited live span. They have a half-live of more than eight weeks without
dividing ever. Actually it might be even longer depending on the methods
used to find out.

The relevant reference is: J. Exp. Med. 177 (1993): 891.

jorg

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