The immune system is comprised of many subsets of cells that work together to protect the host against infections and malignancies. Each one of these cells has a role to play. Research on how they work and their interactions with other subsets continues to reveal opportunities for novel therapeutic strategies.
Below is a collection of scientific resources for your immune cell research.
Immunology is a diverse field of research. It ranges from basic cellular biology to therapeutic applications. Here we summarize recent advances in two areas of immunology. One featuring a relatively new cell type, group 2 innate lymphoid cells, and the other featuring a fast-moving field, immune cell engineering.
Group 2 Innate Lymphoid Cells (ILC2)
ILC2s are part of the larger ILC family that is divided into three major groups based on their surface markers, cytokine secretion and function. ILC2s serve crucial functions in many different tissues, but are especially enriched in barrier tissues, such as the lung, gut and skin.
Immune Cell Engineering
The ability to genetically modify immune cells provides a powerful tool for basic and clinical researchers. The discovery of CRISPR/Cas9, which allows for more targeted gene editing, has propelled this area of research to new heights.