NKT cells: the smoking gun in fungal-induced asthma?

Dale I Godfrey, Daniel Grant Pellicci, Jamie Rossjohn

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Aspergillus fumigatus is a fungus that is associated with a severe form of asthma, although the precise immunological basis for this disease is unclear. A new study in mice shows that natural killer T (NKT) cells are crucial for progression of A. fumigatus-induced asthma and also identifies a glycolipid antigen from this fungus that seems to drive this NKT cell-mediated inflammatory response (pages 1297-1304).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1210 - 1211
Number of pages2
JournalNature Medicine
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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