IL-12 produced by dendritic cells augments CD8+ T cell activation through the production of the chemokines CCL1 and CCL17.

IL-12 family members are an important link between innate and adaptive immunity. IL-12 drives Th1 responses by augmenting IFN-gamma production, which is key for clearance of intracellular pathogens. IL-23 promotes the development of IL-17-producing CD4(+) T cells that participate in the control of extracellular pathogens and the induction of autoimmunity… CONTINUE READING