Prostaglandin regulation of T cell biology.

Maseda D, Ricciotti E, Crofford LJ
Pharmacol Res. 2019 149: 104456

PMID: 31553935 · DOI:10.1016/j.phrs.2019.104456

Prostaglandins (PG) are pleiotropic bioactive lipids involved in the control of many physiological processes, including key roles in regulating inflammation. This links PG to the modulation of the quality and magnitude of immune responses. T cells, as a core part of the immune system, respond readily to inflammatory cues from their environment, and express a diverse array of PG receptors that contribute to their function and phenotype. Here we put in context our knowledge about how PG affect T cell biology, and review advances that bring light into how specific T cell functions that have been newly discovered are modulated through PG. We will also comment on drugs that target PG metabolism and sensing, their effect on T cell function during disease, and we will finally discuss how we can design new approaches that modulate PG in order to maximize desired therapeutic T cell effects.

Published by Elsevier Ltd.

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Animals Autoimmune Diseases Cell Differentiation Drug Discovery Humans Immunity Inflammation Prostaglandins T-Lymphocytes

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