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Immunosuppressive Agents

"Immunosuppressive Agents" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Agents that suppress immune function by one of several mechanisms of action. Classical cytotoxic immunosuppressants act by inhibiting DNA synthesis. Others may act through activation of T-CELLS or by inhibiting the activation of HELPER CELLS. While immunosuppression has been brought about in the past primarily to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, new applications involving mediation of the effects of INTERLEUKINS and other CYTOKINES are emerging.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Immunosuppressive Agents" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Immunosuppressive Agents" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 2420 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 141 publications in 2009
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