Inpharma Weekly

, Volume 1172, Issue 1, pp 3–4 | Cite as

The T cell myth bears fruit

  • Mark Greener
Newsletter Article
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Abstract

T lymphocytes seem to be ubiquitous in disease — and at scientific conferences. Recent research links abnormalities in the T lymphocyte family to a wide range of conditions including asthma, alopecia and some cancers. So, not surprisingly, many drug companies are developing strategies to alter the T cell balance. More fundamentally, the research may help unravel one of the great clinical mysteries of our time: why atopic diseases are becoming more common. Yet all this effort is based on something of an immunological myth.

Keywords

Asthma Psoriasis Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Venture Capital Atopic Disease 

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© Adis International Ltd 1999

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  • Mark Greener

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