Murine NKT cells produce Th17 cytokine interleukin-22.


Natural killer T (NKT) cells are known to produce Th17 cytokine IL-17 in addition to Th1/2 cytokines. In this study, the ability of NKT cells to produce IL-22, another Th17 cytokine, was examined in mice. When murine spleen cells were stimulated with alpha-galactosyl ceramide, a ligand for NKT cells, not only Th1/2 cytokines (IFN-gamma, IL-4) but Th17… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cellimm.2008.10.002