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BATF targets T cell exhaustion for termination

New reports provide further insight into the role of the transcription factor BATF in pivoting the differentiation of CD8+ T cells away from T cell exhaustion and facilitating the transition of these cells into potent effectors.

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Fig. 1: BATF regulates T cell subset specification.


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This work was supported by the National Institutes of Health R01AI114442 and R01CA237311 to B.Y. and F32CA250155-01A1 to S.K.B. and by the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC) to B.Y. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

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Correspondence to Ben Youngblood.

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B.Y. has patents related to epigenetic biomarkers and methods for enhancing CAR T cell function. S.K.B. and X.L. declare no competing interests.

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Boi, S.K., Lan, X. & Youngblood, B. BATF targets T cell exhaustion for termination. Nat Immunol 22, 936–938 (2021).

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