Transforming growth factor-beta negatively modulates T-cell responses in sepsis.

Sepsis is associated with depressed T-cell functions and increased circulating levels of immunosuppressive agents. TGF-beta is a potential anti-inflammatory cytokine that can modify T-cell growth and differentiation. The up-regulation of TGF-beta and the mechanism of its action on the T-cells during septic injury have not been resolved. We hypothesized that… CONTINUE READING