T helper cell populations: as flexible as the skin?

  title={T helper cell populations: as flexible as the skin?},
  author={Ari Waisman},
  journal={European journal of immunology},
  volume={41 9},
T helper cells can be defined by the cytokines they produce and are divided into Th1, Th2, Th17, T(FH) or regulatory T cells. Th17 cells have been shown to produce, in addition to IL-17, IL-22. In the current issue of the European Journal of Immunology, an article by Larsen et al. (Eur. J. Immunol. 2011. 41: 2596-2605) provides evidence that human T helper cells, like murine cells, can also express IL-22 in the absence of the other T helper cell signature cytokines. Moreover, they show that… CONTINUE READING