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Authors Burlingham WJ
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Journal Am. J. Transplant.
Publish Date 2016 Sep 2
PubMed ID 27589607

The current issue features a groundbreaking paper by Smyth, Lechler, and Lombardi entitled “Continuous acquisition of MHC:peptide complexes by recipient cells contributes to the generation of anti-graft CD8 T cell immunity”(1). This paper is now the third of 3 appearing in close succession that are re-defining the allograft rejection paradigm to include a major role for the “semi-direct” pathway(2, 3). A bit of background on the semi-direct pathway is in order. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. Copyright © 2016 The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System