Cellular immune responses to BK virus

Comoli, P. and Hirsch, H. H. and Ginevri, F.. (2008) Cellular immune responses to BK virus. Current opinion in organ transplantation, Vol. 13, H. 6. pp. 569-574.

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Defects in cellular immunity to persistent viral infections are associated with an increased frequency and severity of viral diseases after transplantation. Polyomavirus BK (BKV) infection has emerged as an important cause of virus-related nephropathy after kidney allograft. Cell-mediated immunity seems to have a central role in preserving BKV latency. However, characterization of BKV-specific immunity has only recently begun. RECENT FINDINGS: Immune responses to BKV are not fully understood, but pioneer work points to cell-mediated immunity as a critical factor for the control of viral replication and recovery from BKV disease. SUMMARY: Advances in immunological techniques will provide further insight into the specificity and patterns of cellular response to BKV, which should assist translation into improved patient management and development of immunotherapeutic approaches.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Biomedizin > Division of Medical Microbiology > Transplantation Virology (Hirsch)
UniBasel Contributors:Hirsch, Hans H.
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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