Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 18205702
Link to DOI – 10.1111/j.1582-4934.2007.00087.x
J Cell Mol Med ; 11(6): 1291-325
CD4+ CD25+ T regulatory cells (Tregs) are classified as a subset of T cells whose role is the suppression and regulation of immune responses to self and non-self. Since their discovery in the early 1970s, the role of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs in both autoimmune and infectious disease has continued to expand. This review examines the recent advances on the role CD4+ CD25+ Tregs may be playing in various diseases regarding progression or protection. In addition, advances made in the purification and manipulation of CD4+ CD25+ Tregs using new cell markers, techniques and antibodies are discussed. Ultimately, an overall understanding of the exact mechanism which CD4+ CD25+ Tregs implement during disease progression will enhance our ability to manipulate CD4+ CD25+ Tregs in a clinically beneficial manner.