FoxP3( ) T regulatory cells in cancer: Prognostic biomarkers and therapeutic targets
Reem Saleh, Eyad Elkord
CANCER LETTERS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020
T Regulatory cells (Tregs) can have both protective and pathological roles. They maintain immune homeostasis and inhibit immune responses in various diseases, including cancer. Proportions of Tregs in the peripheral blood of some cancer patients increase by approximately two-fold, compared to those in healthy individuals. Tregs contribute to cancer development and progression by suppressing T effector cell functions, thereby compromising tumor killing and promoting tumor growth. Highly immunosuppressive Tregs express upregulated levels of the transcription factor, Forkhead box protein P3 (FoxP3). Elevated levels of FoxP3+ Tregs within the tumor microenvironment (TME) showed a positive correl..View full abstract
Awarded by Qatar Biomedical research Institute, Qatar Foundation
This work was supported by a start-up grant [VR04] for Professor Eyad Elkord from Qatar Biomedical research Institute, Qatar Foundation. Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library.