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Immune responses are dangerous by nature and require regulation to prevent inflammatory and/or autoimmune sequelae and allow healing. CD4+Foxp3+ T cells (Treg cells) play a crucial role in this process, and in this edition of Cell Metabolism, Angelin et al. (2017) describe how these cells are metabolically adapted to the job.
T cell receptor (TCR) signaling without CD28 can elicit primary effector T cells, but memory T cells generated during this process are anergic, failing to respond to secondary antigen exposure. We show that, upon T cell activation, CD28 transiently promotes expression of carnitine palmitoyltransferase 1a (Cpt1a), an enzyme that facilitates mitochondrial… (More)