T Cell Memory: Understanding COVID-19

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As the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has progressed, increasing attention has focused on establishing natural and vaccine-induced immunity against this coronavirus and the disease, COVID-19, that it causes. In this Primer, we explain the fundamental features of T cell memory and their potential relevance for effective immunity to SARS-CoV-2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 12 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Carolyn King (Basel University) and Marc Jenkins (University of Minnesota) for valuable discussions. We apologize to many colleagues whose important work on this topic could not be included due to space limitations. This work was supported by NIH award AI38903 to S.C.J.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2020 Elsevier Inc.

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review


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