Biology:Suppressor-inducer T cell

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Suppressor-inducer T cells are a specific subset of CD4+ T helper cells that "induce" CD8+ cytotoxic T cells to become "suppressor" cells.[1] Suppressor T cells are also known as CD25+–Foxp3+ regulatory T cells (nTregs), and reduce inflammation.[2][3]


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  2. "The lifestyle of naturally occurring CD4+ CD25+ Foxp3+ regulatory T cells". Immunol. Rev. 212: 60–73. August 2006. doi:10.1111/j.0105-2896.2006.00415.x. PMID 16903906. 
  3. "CD4+CD25+Foxp3+ regulatory T cells: from basic research to potential therapeutic use". Swiss Med Wkly 137 (45–46): 625–34. November 2007. PMID 18027108.