Life, death, and miracles: Th17 cells in the intestine.

  title={Life, death, and miracles: Th17 cells in the intestine.},
  author={Samuel Huber and Nicola Gagliani and Richard A Flavell},
  journal={European journal of immunology},
  volume={42 9},
Th17 cells, a distinct subset of CD4(+) T-helper cells, are commonly associated with chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases; however, Th17 cells also possess a variety of beneficial functions as they maintain and defend mucosal barriers against pathogens and promote tissue repair. Furthermore, recent findings indicate that Th17 cells can also acquire immunosuppressive functions that protect against inflammatory and auto-immune diseases. A sentinel population of Th17 cells is localized in… CONTINUE READING

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