Type I interferons enhance activation and effector responses of TCR‐stimulated blood and liver‐derived MAIT cells. Type I interferons contribute to MAIT cell activation by riboflavin producing bacteria, and act directly on MAIT cells. Together, this suggests type I interferons are important early modulators of the MAIT cell TCR response. (Source: European Journal of Immunology)

International Union of Immunological SocietiesUniversity of South AfricaInstitute of Infectious Disease and Molecular MedicineElizabeth Glazer Pediatric Aids FoundationStellenbosch University