Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Volume 3 |Article ID 843451 | https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nek022

Aristo Vojdani, Jonathan Erde, "Regulatory T Cells, a Potent Immunoregulatory Target for CAM Researchers: The Ultimate Antagonist (I)", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 3, Article ID 843451, 6 pages, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nek022

Regulatory T Cells, a Potent Immunoregulatory Target for CAM Researchers: The Ultimate Antagonist (I)

Received27 Dec 2005

Abstract

Over the past decade, great interest has been given to regulatory T (Treg) cells. A vast body of evidence has shown the existence and highlighted the importance of Treg cells in the active suppression of immune system responses. This form of immunoregulation is the dominant means utilized by the immune system to reach a harmony between reciprocal response processes in order to ensure adequate host defense with minimal host detriment. Therapeutically targeting Treg cells is a direct and powerful means to manipulate the immune system to achieve beneficial effects on various disease pathologies, including allergy, autoimmunity and cancer, as well as the facilitation of organ transplantation. This powerful target for immunoregulation is of much concern to practitioners and researchers of complementary and alternative medicine because it allows a great deal of control and certainty in dealing with the prevalence of debilitating immune system-related disorders for which there has been little remedy outside of Western Medicine.

Copyright © 2006 Aristo Vojdani and Aristo Vojdani. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


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