Biochemical Underpinnings of Immune Cell Metabolic Phenotypes.


Journal Article (Review)

The metabolism of immune cells affects their function and influences host immunity. This review explores how immune cell metabolic phenotypes reflect biochemical dependencies and highlights evidence that both the metabolic state of immune cells and nutrient availability can alter immune responses. The central importance of oxygen, energetics, and redox homeostasis in immune cell metabolism, and how these factors are reflected in different metabolic phenotypes, is also discussed. Linking immune cell metabolic phenotype to effector functions is important to understand how altering metabolism can impact the way in which immune cells meet their metabolic demands and affect the immune response in various disease contexts.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Olenchock, BA; Rathmell, JC; Vander Heiden, MG

Published Date

  • May 16, 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 46 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 703 - 713

PubMed ID

  • 28514672

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28514672

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-4180

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.immuni.2017.04.013


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States