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c-Maf in CD4+ T cells: it’s all about context

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The role of the transcription factor c-Maf varies in different CD4+ T cell subsets and can be associated with either pro-inflammatory activity or anti-inflammatory activity, depending on the cell context.

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  • 24 August 2018

    In the version of this article initially published, two sentences in the seventh paragraph (which begins “To delve more deeply”) had incorrect text: the seventh sentence (which begins “Moreover, the decreased”) stated “treatment of the mice with a blocking antibody”; the next sentence (which begins “These data”) stated “that in turn has important consequences...”. The correct text is as follows: “treatment of the cells with a blocking antibody” (in the seventh sentence); and “in turn might have important consequences” (in the next sentence). Also, Fig. 1 included two errors: at the top right, the arrow from c-Maf to NFAT2 should be a dashed line with a ‘T’ end at the top (not an arrowhead), and the ‘T’ from NFAT2 to IL-2 below should be a downward arrow. The error has been corrected in the HTML and PDF version of the article.


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  1. Department of Pediatric Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA

    • W. Nicholas Haining
    •  & Sarah A. Weiss
  2. Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

    • W. Nicholas Haining
  3. Broad Institute of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA

    • W. Nicholas Haining
  4. Division of Medical Sciences, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

    • Sarah A. Weiss


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