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A metabolic switch to memory

Two therapeutic drugs have been found to enhance memory in immune cells called T cells, apparently by altering cellular metabolism. Are changes in T-cell metabolism the key to generating long-lived immune memory?

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Figure 1: The metabolic state of T-cell memory.

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Prlic, M., Bevan, M. A metabolic switch to memory. Nature 460, 41–42 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/460041a

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