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Promoting Intolerance

Scientists Report Regulatory Path for Regulatory T Cells

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Say it 10 times fast: Regular T cells regulate regulatory T cells. They do, though. And researchers have gained new insights into how. Regulatory T cells are something of the immune system's curfew enforcers, coming in and shutting down responses by other T cells to prevent the immune response from dragging on far beyond its useful life. They are activated by regular T cells as well as by other inflammatory cell types.

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