γδ T-cells are a numerically small subset of T-cells with distinct features. They recognise antigens that are not seen by other immune cells. At the functional level, γδ T-cells share some features with αβ T-cells but also exert functions that are otherwise performed by specialised subsets of αβ T-cells (e.g. IL-17 production, regulatory activity). We discuss the potential role of γδ T-cells in various clinical forms of vasculitis.
|Journal||Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology|
|Issue number||1 SUPPL. 57|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)