Th9: a new player in asthma pathogenesis?

  title={Th9: a new player in asthma pathogenesis?},
  author={Junchao Xing and Yu-zhang Wu and Bing Ni},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  volume={48 2},
CD4(+) T helper (Th) cells act as important regulators of the mammalian adaptive immune response. CD4(+) Th cells were originally characterized as either Th1 or Th2 types, based on the cytokines they produce. Over the past two decades, however, we have attained a much more detailed understanding of CD4(+) T-cell differentiation, functions, and gene expression profiles, which led to the identification of additional types, such as the Th17 and induced regulatory T cells. Recently, researchers… CONTINUE READING

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