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sup·pres·sor cells

cells of the immune system that inhibit or help to terminate an immune response, for example, suppressor macrophages and suppressor T cells.
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Chen et al., "Recommendations for myeloid-derived suppressor cell nomenclature and characterization standards," Nature Communications, vol.
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are another population of immunosuppressive cells.
In addition to functions in modulating immune cells, these tumor-associated immune-suppressive cells, which mainly include tumor-associated macrophages, myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs), T-regulatory (Treg) cells, and NK cells, have been widely demonstrated to support CSCs through multiple pathways.
In MM, recent evidence attributes a major role in immunosuppression to myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) [37].
(44) [beta]2-adrenergic agonists restore defective [CD8.sup.+] T suppressor cell function in SPMS.
Anjos et al., "Functional myeloid-derived suppressor cell subsets recover rapidly after allogeneic hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell transplantation," Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, vol.
Gabrilovich, "Molecular mechanisms regulating myeloid-derived suppressor cell differentiation and function," Trends in Immunology, vol.
Ireland et al., "Myeloid-derived suppressor cell accumulation and function in patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma," Neuro-Oncology, vol.
Differential sensitivity of T suppressor cell expression to inhibition by histamine type 2 receptor antagonists.
Since Tregs are notorious for dampening the effectiveness of tumor-directed immunity in cancer patients, the study's finding may pave the way for a new and promising strategy to unleash the patient's immune response from the stifling grip of suppressor cell control.
Michaud et al., "CCL2 promotes colorectal carcinogenesis by enhancing polymorphonuclear myeloid-derived suppressor cell population and function," Cell Reports, vol.
But surgery causes another kind of immune cell, called a myeloid-derived suppressor cell (MDSC), to block the NK cells.