The incluence of glucocorticoid hormones in T cell development and function

Grant number: 194253


The defence of the body to disease is a very complex process involving multiple interactions between subsets of white cells, in particular lymphocytes. This immune system, however, does not act in isolation but is subject to constant regulation by a variety of other cells and soluble factors. Particularly important in this regard is the impact of glucocorticoids which are normally associated with stress conditions. These steroids have been proposed to act at several levels in the immune system, usually causing suppression but they can also modify in a positive sense. Defining the targets of glucocorticoids and their precise functional impact will thus have very important implications for not..

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