The role of T-cell subsets and cytokines in the regulation of infection

Immunol Today. 1991 Oct;12(10):346-8. doi: 10.1016/0167-5699(91)90063-Y.


The study of immunity to infectious agents has proved valuable for analysing the role of T-cell subsets. This was true when Zinkernagel and Doherty demonstrated MHC restriction using viral and bacterial systems, and was re-emphasized at a recent meeting, where data were presented on the role of T cells and cytokines in viral, bacterial, protozoan and helminth infections. This report summarizes some of the highlights.

Publication types

  • Congress

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • CD4-Positive T-Lymphocytes / immunology
  • Cytokines / immunology*
  • Humans
  • Immunity
  • Infections / immunology*
  • Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell, gamma-delta / immunology
  • T-Lymphocyte Subsets / immunology*
  • T-Lymphocytes, Regulatory / immunology


  • Cytokines
  • Receptors, Antigen, T-Cell, gamma-delta