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The role of T-cells in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes: Passengers and drivers

Journal Title: 
Leuk Res
Author(s): 
Fozza C, Longinotti M
Primary Author: 
Fozza C
Original Publication Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2012

Although a burden of clinical and experimental data suggest the involvement of T-lymphocytes in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), the actual weight exerted by T-cells in this scenario is yet to be conclusively dissected. This brief review will try to further address this point, by running through the most relevant studies exploring the T-cell repertoire of MDS patients as well as the potential role of specific T-cell subsets such as regulatory T-cells and Th17 T-cells.

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