Research progress on the role of Ndfip1 (Nedd4 family interacting protein 1) in immune cells

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Ying-Le Tang
Lin Zhu
Hai-Fan Yang
Yan Tao
Wen Lu
Hong Cheng


CD4 T cells, cell differentiation, cell proliferation, immune regulation, Ndfip1


Nedd4 family interacting protein 1 (Ndfip1) was first mentioned in an article in 2000. Since its discovery, related studies have shown that this protein is associated with apoptosis, neuroprotection, substance transport, ubiquitination, and immune regulation. It is noteworthy that the lack of Ndfip1 can lead to death in fetal mice. Researchers generally believe that the function of Ndfip1 is closely related to individual immune capacity and have published a large number of articles. However, a comprehensive classification of the immune regulatory function of Ndfip1 is still lacking. In this review, we will overview and discuss this new perspective, focusing on the role of Ndfip1 in the proliferation, differentiation, and cell activity of CD4+ T cells, CD8+ T cells, mast cells, and eosinophils. This review provides an updated summary of Ndfip1, which will unveil novel therapeutic targets. Finally, the conclusion is that Ndfip1 mainly plays a negative regulatory role in immune cells by maintaining the stability of the immune response and limiting its overexpression.

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