Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a recently described family of cells characterized by their ability to produce T helper subset associated cytokines and a lack of rearranged antigen-specific receptors. See MoreNew studies have found that ILCs are implicated in immunity and tissue remodelling.1 Based on their cytokine production and transcription factor expression, ILCs have been categorized into three groups: ILC1s, ILC2s and ILC3s. ILCs are present in several tissues including lung, intestines, tonsils, skin and peripheral blood.1,2
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1. Artis D & Spits H. (2015) Nature 517(7534): 293–301.
2. Spits H & Cupedo T. (2012) Annu Rev Immunol 30(1): 647–675.