Myeloid-derived suppressor cells in bacterial infections

Michael Ost, Anurag Singh, Andreas Peschel, Roman Mehling, Nikolaus Rieber, Dominik Hartl

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Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) comprise monocytic and granulocytic innate immune cells with the capability of suppressing T- and NK-cell responses. While the role of MDSCs has been studied in depth in malignant diseases, the understanding of their regulation and function in infectious disease conditions has just begun to evolve. Here we summarize and discuss the current view how MDSCs participate in bacterial infections and how this knowledge could be exploited for potential future therapeutics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number37
JournalFrontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
Issue numberMAR
StatePublished - 31 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Bacteria
  • Immune suppression
  • Infection
  • MDSC
  • Myeloid-derived suppressor cells
  • Sepsis


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