Regulatory T cells: Friends or foe in human Mycobacterium leprae infection?

Abstract

Regulatory T cells (Tregs) are known to control immune responses by suppressing the antigen-presenting and effector T cells. Some mechanisms adopted by Tregs in combating Mycobacterium infections have been proposed. Nevertheless, in M. leprae infection, also known as leprosy or Hansen's disease, the role of Tregs has not been completely elucidated. Using… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.imbio.2017.11.002

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