T Cell Metabolism in a State of Flux

Immunity. 2019 Nov 19;51(5):783-785. doi: 10.1016/j.immuni.2019.10.012.


Our knowledge of T cell metabolism relies primarily on studies performed in vitro that may not fully recapitulate physiological conditions in vivo. In this issue of Immunity, Ma et al. find that the in vivo environment dictates the metabolic phenotype of effector CD8+ T cells-particularly their glucose utilization.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • CD8-Positive T-Lymphocytes*
  • Glucose*
  • Isotopes
  • Metabolomics
  • Phenotype


  • Isotopes
  • Glucose