Published in Cancer Weekly, July 31st, 2007
In a report published in the July 1 issue of the journal Nature Medicine, the Hopkins team, along with researchers from Florida and Nebraska, describe how myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), which normally keep the immune system in check and prevent it from attacking otherwise healthy tissue, can suppress the anti-tumor response to cancer.
These suppressor cells block other immune system cells, CD8 “killer” T cells, from binding with proteins that identify the foreign...
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