Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research;Volume 45, Number 1

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Cytokines : Communication Molecules that Influence the Process of Disease

SPLITTER, Gary

Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2115/2592
JaLCDOI : 10.14943/jjvr.45.1.3
KEYWORDS : cytokines;T cells;vaccine

Abstract

Subsets of T lymphocytes that produce different cytokine patterns have reinforced the cellular- and humoral-mediated duality of the immune response. Thus, different cytokines selectively produced by different T cells results in the Th1/Th2 T cell paradigm. These T cell subsets, in an ever widening circle of examined diseases, contribute to the resolution or persistence of a disease. Now, it is timely to examine the contribution of the cytokines produced in different disease states for the improvement of vaccines and therapies for domestic animals.

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