Functions of tetramer-stained HIV-specific CD4(+) and CD8(+) T cells.
Kelleher AD., Rowland-Jones SL.
Significant insight has been gained into constraints on the sensitivity and specificity of staining with class I tetramers. The function of the populations that are defined varies with the clinical situation. Insight has also been gained into the determinants of the CD8(+) T cell response during primary and chronic HIV infection. Human class II tetramers have been synthesised but their role in defining CD4(+) T cell function in HIV infection remains to be determined.