checkpoint ctla-4


a: checkpoint CTLA-4 ~
b: car brakes


"Dr. Allison identified a checkpoint called CTLA-4. Dr. Honjo found a different one, called PD-1. Those discoveries made it possible to develop drugs that would stop the checkpoints from working, so that the T-cells would be free to fight cancer. The process is often referred to as taking the brakes off the immune system."

Writer: Denise Grady
Date: Oct 20 2018 3:28 PM

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