Interactions Between MAIT Cells and Dendritic Cells.
Salio M., Cerundolo V.
Mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells recognize intermediates of the vitamin B2 biosynthetic pathway present in a variety of bacteria, presented by the monomorphic MR1 molecules. Because of their central role in shaping adaptive immunity through interaction with dendritic cells (DCs) and B cells, their manipulation can be of translational relevance. We describe a method to routinely isolate and maintain MAIT cells from peripheral blood and to investigate their activity using DC as targets.