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"Breathing" Helps Your CD8 T cells Get Rid of Infections and Cancer.

Jan 6, 2016 8:00:13 PM / by Dalia Gaddis posted in proliferation, Cancer, infection, mitochondria, respiration, Basic Research, Immunotherapy (Immunology)

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Researchers discover a new protein that increases respiration in CD8+ cytotoxic T cells, making them superior killers against virus-infected and cancer cells.

The saying goes when things get tough, take a deep breath. While this relaxation technique protects our health, apparently it also improves our immune system functions. Scientists discovered a new protein that increases the respiration of CD8 cytotoxic T cells, making them more fit to fight chronic infections and cancer.

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