CD56+ T-cells in relation to cytomegalovirus in healthy subjects and kidney transplant patients



Almehmadi, Mazen
CD56+ T-cells in relation to cytomegalovirus in healthy subjects and kidney transplant patients. PhD thesis, University of Liverpool.

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Abstract

Human T cells expressing CD56 are capable of tumour cell lysis following activation with interleukin-2 but their role in viral immunity has been less well studied. The work described in this thesis aimed to investigate CD56+ T-cells in relation to cytomegalovirus infection in healthy subjects and kidney transplant patients (KTPs). Proportions of CD56+ T cells were found to be highly significantly increased in healthy cytomegalovirus-seropositive (CMV+) compared to cytomegalovirus-seronegative (CMV-) subjects (8.38% ± 0.33 versus 3.29%± 0.33; P

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Additional Information: Date: 2014-12 (completed)
Subjects: ?? RZ ??
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2015 12:33
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2022 01:29
DOI: 10.17638/02008213
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/2008213