Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Semin Immunol. 2011 Dec;23(6):431-7. doi: 10.1016/j.smim.2011.06.002. Epub 2011 Jul 2.

Tissular T(regs): a unique population of adipose-tissue-resident Foxp3+CD4+ T cells that impacts organismal metabolism.

Author information

1
Department of Pathology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, United States.

Abstract

Foxp3+CD4+ regulatory T (T(reg)) cells are a key population in controlling the immune response. Recently, their roles have been expanded to broader, non-immune, contexts, in particular the metabolic consequences downstream of obesity-induced inflammation, e.g. type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This review highlights the major innate and adaptive immune cell subsets contributing to adipose-tissue inflammation, the key role played by fat-resident T(regs), and the potential of T(reg)-based therapies for treatment of the metabolic syndrome.

PMID:
21724410
DOI:
10.1016/j.smim.2011.06.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center