Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, May 4th, 2000
"CD4+ T-lymphocytes have a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of Crohn's disease," said C. van Montfrans and colleagues from the Academic Medical Center and the Netherlands Cancer Institute, The Netherlands. "A specific IL-10-producing subset of CD4+ T-lymphocytes (called Tr-1) potently downregulates Th1-lymphocytes in experimental Crohn's disease. Hence, retroviral gene transfer of the anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-10 to peripheral blood T-lymphocytes is an attractive approach for the...
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