A salty taste to autoimmunity.

  title={A salty taste to autoimmunity.},
  author={Jos W M van der Meer and Mihai G Netea},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={368 26},
Helper T lymphocytes are crucial in the defense against infection. By producing cytokines, they activate and modulate immune responses. Three major subpopulations of helper T lymphocytes have been identified on the basis of the specific cytokines they produce and, depending on the offending pathogen, the way in which these cytokines orchestrate immune responses (Fig. 1). Type 17 helper T (Th17) lymphocytes produce the prototype cytokine interleukin-17, as well as interleukin-21 and interleukin… CONTINUE READING
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