Published online May 6, 2013. doi: 10.5315/wjh.v2.i2.13
Revised: February 9, 2013
Accepted: March 23, 2013
Published online: May 6, 2013
Core tip: T-lymphocytes are deeply involved in the pathogenesis of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS); patients with MDS display a typical T-cell repertoire pattern; specific T-cell subsets, such as regulatory T-cells and Th17 T-cells, play a specific riole in in this context.