News tagged with t lymphocytes
(Medical Xpress) -- Expanding on previous research providing proof-of-principal that human stem cells can be genetically engineered into HIV-fighting cells, a team of UCLA researchers have now demonstrated ...
HIV & AIDS Apr 12, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (64) | 0 |
A scientific team led by researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the Charite Berlin Medical University has made a completely unprecedented discovery showing how much our immune system is provoked into action when ...
Medical research Feb 09, 2012 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Most of the time, the immune system is the body's protector, warding off invading viruses and bacteria before they can lead to infection and disease. But in autoimmune diseases, the immune system does an about face, turning ...
Medical research Oct 02, 2011 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Scientists on Sunday said they had found a key piece in the puzzle as to why a tiny minority of individuals infected with HIV have a natural ability to fight off the deadly AIDS virus.
HIV & AIDS Jun 10, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (17) | 1
A research team led by Xian Chang Li, MD, PhD, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Transplantation Research Center, has shed light on how a population of lymphocytes, called CD4+ T cells, mature into various subsets of adult ...
Immunology Jul 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Symptoms of an autoimmune disease disappeared after a team of scientists retrained the white blood cells. This method is extremely promising for treating diseases such as type I diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
Immunology Dec 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Investigators have identified a new class of human immune cells that behave like stem cells. These cells, a subtype of T lymphocytes, which comprise a small fraction of white blood cells, may prove more ...
Cancer Sep 21, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—New research demonstrates that the cellular metabolism of certain immune cells is closely linked to their function, which includes protecting against viral infections and the development of tumours.
Medical research Dec 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
By analyzing tissues harvested from organ donors, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have created the first ever "atlas" of immune cells in the human body. Their results provide a unique view of the distribution ...
Immunology Dec 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Just as a uniform helps distinguish a soldier from a police officer, scientists use proteins that immune cells wear on their surfaces to determine their job in the body. T cells, for example, that display ...
Immunology Apr 26, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
Steve Reiner, MD, professor of Medicine, and Burton Barnett, a doctoral student in the Reiner lab at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, have shown how immune cells, called B ...
Medical research Dec 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists may have discovered a new paradigm for immunotherapy against cancer by priming antibodies and T cells with cancer stem cells, according to a study published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Associ ...
Cancer Apr 02, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0
Researchers using patients' own immune cells in an immunotherapy approach called "anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy," achieved responses in children whose acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) had returned ...
Cancer Apr 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Reprogrammed immune cells might give doctors an edge in rallying the body's defenses against tumor growth
Genetic abnormalities accrued by tumor cells lead to inappropriate production of proteins at the wrong time or place, or even the synthesis of unusual hybrid proteins not found in normal cells. Such abnormalities ...
Cancer Mar 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A fatty membrane in the belly called the omentum has until recently been considered somewhat like the appendix -- it didn't seem to serve much purpose.
Immunology Jun 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
T cells belong to a group of white blood cells known as lymphocytes, and play a central role in cell-mediated immunity. They can be distinguished from other lymphocyte types, such as B cells and natural killer cells by the presence of a special receptor on their cell surface called T cell receptors (TCR). The abbreviation T, in T cell, stands for thymus, since this is the principal organ responsible for the T cell's maturation. Several different subsets of T cells have been discovered, each with a distinct function.
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