Gating strategy for CD4+ T cells. (A) Viable Lymphocytes were gated and then selected for either CD8+ or CD4+ T cells. (B) The CD4+ T cells were subdivided into the main T cell subsets using CD45RA and CCR7. (C) The CD45RA+CCR7+ N, CD45RA-CCR7+ CM, CD45-CCR7- EM and CD45RA+ CCR7- TEMRA CD4+ T cells were plotted against CD27 and CD28. According to the subset model (Figure 1) the different CD27 and CD28 dependent subpopulations (D) CM, (E) N, (F) EM and (G) TEMRA subsets were analyzed for CD57 and KLRG1.
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