alexa Regulatory T cells, tumour immunity and immunotherapy.
Haematology

Haematology

Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases

Author(s): Zou W

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Abstract Tumours express a range of antigens, including self-antigens. Regulatory T cells are crucial for maintaining T-cell tolerance to self-antigens. Regulatory T cells are thought to dampen T-cell immunity to tumour-associated antigens and to be the main obstacle tempering successful immunotherapy and active vaccination. In this Review, I consider the nature and characteristics of regulatory T cells in the tumour microenvironment and their potential multiple suppressive mechanisms. Strategies for therapeutic targeting of regulatory T cells and the effect of regulatory T cells on current immunotherapeutic and vaccine regimens are discussed. This article was published in Nat Rev Immunol and referenced in Journal of Hematology & Thromboembolic Diseases

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