Blogs for March 2022

Tired T cells: Hypoxia Drives T cell Exhaustion in the Tumor Microenvironment

Monday, March 14, 2022 - 09:22
Banner image showing cancer cells in hypoxic conditions.

By Hunter Martinez

The paradigm shifting view of the immune system being leveraged to target cancer has led to numerous therapeutic breakthroughs. One major cell group responsible for this revelation is a T cell. T cells functioning in fighting cancer can become tired or “exhausted”.  T cell exhaustion is a state of cellular dysfunction resulting from repeated stimulation and chronic exposure to...

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