Category Archives: autoimmunity

Newly differentiated T-cell ‘policemen’ can lower autoimmune disease risk.


Researchers from the Saint Louis University have discovered that potentially aggressive T-cells that might lead to autoimmune disease can instead be enlisted to help ‘police’ over-active immune responses, via the molecule CD5.  The team explain that the immune system maintains health by avoiding the dangers of over- and under-responses. People with immune systems that do not efficiently fight off pathogens,

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