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Microbes Infect. 2001 Sep;3(11):911-8.

Immunologic self tolerance maintained by T-cell-mediated control of self-reactive T cells: implications for autoimmunity and tumor immunity.

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Department of Experimental Pathology, Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences, Kyoto University, Shogoin Kawaharacho 53, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan. shimon@frontier.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Abstract

T-cell-mediated dominant control of self-reactive T cells is one mechanism for maintaining immunologic self tolerance. It also hampers the generation of immunity to autologous tumor cells. Abrogation of the control can evoke potent tumor immunity as well as autoimmunity in normal animals. This common regulatory mechanism for autoimmunity and tumor immunity can be exploited to devise a novel immunotherapy against cancer.

PMID:
11564439
DOI:
10.1016/s1286-4579(01)01452-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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