News tagged with autoimmune response

Sensitive balance in the immune system

Apoptosis is used by cells that are changed by disease or are simply not needed any longer to eliminate themselves before they become a hazard to the body—on a cellular level, death is part of life. Disruption ...

Apr 11, 2014
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B-cells aggravate autoimmune diseases

Scientists in Freiburg may have discovered a fundamental aggravating factor in autoimmune diseases. If B-lymphocytes lack the protein PTP1B, the cells will become hyperactive for stimulatory signals and can ...

Mar 04, 2014
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Balancing T cell populations

Depending on the signals received, naïve T cells are able to differentiate into mature T cell populations, which play different roles in the immune system. For example, regulatory T cells (Tregs) are important for tamping ...

Nov 25, 2013
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Turning to parasites as potential disease fighters

(Medical Xpress)—There is a new weapon in the fight against autoimmune diseases such as Type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and lupus, the common trait of which is an immune system that ...

Sep 09, 2013
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Immunology: White blood cells show their stripes

For the human immune system to work effectively, the body must be able to distinguish invading pathogens, such as fungi and bacteria, from its own healthy tissue. A group of white blood cells known as dendritic ...

Aug 28, 2013
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