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Immune response mechanism described for fate determination of T cells: This knowledge can aid vaccine development, treatment of infections and moderation of autoimmune disease -
After a pathogen infects the body, the immune system responds with a remarkable - and remarkably complicated - cascade of events. During the response, many immune cells undergo maturation into cells with enhanced functions that enable them to respond to particular types of pathogens in specific ways. Both types of cells develop from nave T cells that express the surface marker CD4 in the lymph nodes.
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