Daniel Hawiger, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, published a paper in Immunity reporting recent research on special immune system cells, dendritic cells, which direct other lymphocytes in the immune system what to do and how to do it. Dendritic cells train T cells how to recognize an infection and fight it, or how to maintain tolerance for the body’s own cells.

This recent paper details the mechanism by which tolerance is achieved and how dendritic cells play a role in activation of T cells.

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