Integrating canonical and metabolic signalling programmes in the regulation of T cell responses

Kristen N. Pollizzi, Jonathan D. Powell

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

238 Scopus citations


Over the past decade, our understanding of T cell activation, differentiation and function has markedly expanded, providing a greater appreciation of the signals and pathways that regulate these processes. It has become clear that evolutionarily conserved pathways that regulate stress responses, metabolism, autophagy and survival have crucial and specific roles in regulating T cell responses. Recent studies suggest that the metabolic pathways involving MYC, hypoxia-inducible factor 1? (HIF1?), AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) are activated upon antigen recognition and that they are required for directing the consequences of T cell receptor engagement. The purpose of this Review is to provide an integrated view of the role of these metabolic pathways and of canonical T cell signalling pathways in regulating the outcome of T cell responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-446
Number of pages12
JournalNature Reviews Immunology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


Dive into the research topics of 'Integrating canonical and metabolic signalling programmes in the regulation of T cell responses'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this