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Título: T cell Maturation and Regulatory T Cell Differentiation:From the Thymus to the Periphery
Autor: Paiva, Ricardo de Sousa
Orientador: Demengeot, Jocelyne
Data de Defesa: Out-2012
Editora: Universidade Nova de Lisboa.Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica
Resumo: Immunological tolerance, that is, the failure to mount an immune response to an otherwise immunogenic molecule, is one of the fundamental questions in immunology. The fact that lymphocytes express antigen receptors that are generated randomly and have the potential to recognize any conceivable antigen, adds another puzzle to the physiology of immunological tolerance. The other side of the coin, the general absence of immune responses to self antigens, is ensured by a tight regulation and several selection steps during T and B cell differentiation. One of these processes is the differentiation of regulatory T cells (Treg). While developing in the thymus, T cell clones bearing receptors with high affinity/avidity to antigens present at the time of differentiation may be eliminated by apoptosis or, alternatively, express Foxp3 and become Treg. Treg are key players in the regulation of immunological tolerance since humans and mice with complete loss of function variants of this gene develop fatal autoimmune conditions early in life.(...)
Dissertation presented to obtain the Ph.D degree in Immunology
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10362/10587
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