Innate lymphoid cells-a proposal for uniform nomenclature

Hergen Spits, David Artis, Marco Colonna, Andreas Diefenbach, James P. Di Santo, Gerard Eberl, Shigeo Koyasu, Richard M. Locksley, Andrew N.J. McKenzie, Reina E. Mebius, Fiona Powrie, Eric Vivier

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Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a family of developmentally related cells that are involved in immunity and in tissue development and remodelling. Recent research has identified several distinct members of this family. Confusingly, many different names have been used to characterize these newly identified ILC subsets. Here, we propose that ILCs should be categorized into three groups based on the cytokines that they can produce and the transcription factors that regulate their development and function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-149
Number of pages5
JournalNature Reviews Immunology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2013


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