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Regulatory T cells: mediating compromises between host and parasite

Nature Immunologyvolume 4pages1011 (2003) | Download Citation

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Although elimination may be key to a healthy response to some microbes, a recent paper in Nature reports that regulatory T cells actually aid the survival of some intracellular parasites, which ensures a memory response.

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