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CEACAM1 was identified to play an important role in CD8+ T cell activation following viral infection. Anti-human CEACAM1-mIgG1 antibodies activated CD8+ T cells from in vitro infected healthy human PBMCs upon restimulation with viral antigen and induced CD8+ T cell proliferation in infected transgenic mice [V. Khairnar et. al.: ”CEACAM1 in CD8+ T cells improves antivial CD8+ T cell responses and prevents chronic viral infection.”, publication in preparation].
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