Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2003 Sep;112(3):480-7; quiz 488.

Regulatory T cells control the development of allergic disease and asthma.

Author information

  • 1Division of Immunology and Allergy, Department of Pediatrics, Room G309, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-5208, USA.


The role of T(H)2 cells in the pathogenesis of allergy and asthma has been well described. However, the immunologic mechanisms that downmodulate and protect against the development of these disorders are poorly characterized. A spectrum of CD4+ T cells, including T(H)1 cells, T(H)3 cells, regulatory T cells, CD25+ T cells, and natural killer T cells might play a critical role in regulating these diseases and are discussed in this review.

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk