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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Aug 15, 2015; 7(8): 95-101
Published online Aug 15, 2015. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v7.i8.95
Figure 1
Figure 1 From a resting T cell to an activated or an anergic T cell. To be activated a T cell lymphocyte needs recognition of an antigen coupled with major histocompatibility complex by its specific TCR, adequate cytokines and activation of co-stimulatory molecules such as CD28. An inhibitory signal can instead be transmitted by co-inhibitory molecules (PD-1, CTLA-4, Lag 3, Tim 3…) and lead to T cell anergy. TCR: T cell receptor; CD28: Cluster of differenciation 28; HLA: Human leucocyte antigen; CD80/86: Cluster of differenciation CD80/86; PD-1: Program death-1; PD-L1: Program death-ligand 1; CTLA-4: Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4.