Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

UC Irvine

UC Irvine Previously Published Works bannerUC Irvine

Directing the Immune System with Chemical Compounds

Published Web Location

Agonists of immune cell receptors direct innate and adaptive immunity. These agonists range in size and complexity from small molecules to large macromolecules. Here, agonists of a class of immune cell receptors known as the Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are highlighted focusing on the distinctive molecular moieties that pertain to receptor binding and activation. How the structure and combined chemical signals translate into a variety of immune responses remain major questions in the field. In this structure-focused review, we outline potential areas where the tools of chemical biology could help decipher the emerging molecular codes that direct immune stimulation.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC's open access policies. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View