Fig. 3: Differentiation, activation, and exhaustion of CD8+ T-cell subsets. | Nature Communications

Fig. 3: Differentiation, activation, and exhaustion of CD8+ T-cell subsets.

From: Marked T cell activation, senescence, exhaustion and skewing towards TH17 in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia

Fig. 3

a Gating strategy used to analyze markers of differentiation, activation status, senescence, and exhaustion, together with identification of TSCM within CD8+ T cells. Naïve T cells are identified as CCR7+CD45RA+CD28+CD27+; TSCM are CCR7+CD45RA+CD28+CD27+CD95+; central memory (CM) are CCR7CD45RA+CD28+CD27+/−, effector memory (EM) CCR7CD45RACD28+/−CD27+/−; terminal effector (TE) are CCR7CD45RA+CD28CD27+/−. Activated cells are CD38+HLA-DR+; exhausted/senescent are PD1+CD57+. b, c Percentages and absolute numbers of different CD8+ T cell subpopulations in controls (n = 13) and patients (n = 21), obtained by manual gating. Data represent individual values, mean (centre bar) ± SEM (upper and lower bars). Statistical analysis by two-sided Mann–Whitney nonparametric test; if not indicated, p value is not significant. Source data are provided as a Source Data file.

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