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Title: Roles of Cd38 in the immune response to infection
Author: Glaría Percaz, Estíbaliz
Valledor Fernández, Annabel
Keywords: Bacteris patògens
Sistema immunitari
Pathogenic bacteria
Immune system
Issue Date: 16-Jan-2020
Abstract: CD38 is a multifunctional protein widely expressed in cells from the immune system and as a soluble form in biological fluids. CD38 expression is up-regulated by an array of inflammatory mediators, and it is frequently used as a cell activation marker. Studies in animal models indicate that CD38 functional expression confers protection against infection by several bacterial and parasitic pathogens. In addition, infectious complications are associated with anti-CD38 immunotherapy. Although CD38 displays receptor and enzymatic activities that contribute to the establishment of an effective immune response, recent work raises the possibility that CD38 might also enhance the immunosuppressive potential of regulatory leukocytes. This review integrates the current knowledge on the diversity of functions mediated by CD38 in the host defense to infection.
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It is part of: Cells, 2020, vol. 9, num. 1, p. E228
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ISSN: 2073-4409
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Biologia Cel·lular, Fisiologia i Immunologia)

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