Molecular network for the highly upregulated immunity and defense genes. The network was created by extracting the direct interactions between these genes from the literature. Three types of relationship are shown in the pathway, binding, expression and regulation. Binding refers to physical interactions between molecules. Expression indicates that the regulator changes the protein level of the target by means of regulating its gene expression or protein stability. Regulation indicates that the regulator changes the activity of the target; the mechanism of the regulation is either unknown or has not been specified in the sentence describing the relationship. This network highlights the importance of two key nodes, IFN-γ and IL-10, which regulate many genes in this network. These genes are also critical for the immunosuppressive function of the CD8+ NKT-like cells.
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