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T Cells Can Help Reduce Inflammation in Autoimmune Conditions

May 29, 2018 10:05:00 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in T cells, Treg Cells, Tregs, T regulatory cells

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New research shows bystander cell accumulation may play an active role in countering autoimmune diseases and curbing inflammation.

Autoimmune diseases are those in which the immune system attacks the body’s own cells leading to inflammation and damage of organs and tissues. Type 1 diabetes (T1D) is an example of an autoimmune disease caused by destruction of insulin-producing pancreatic cells (islet beta cells) by the immune system. Cytotoxic T cells that recognize islet beta cell antigens are the main immune cells responsible for the changes seen in T1D, but cytotoxic T cells that do not recognize these antigens are also found to infiltrate the pancreatic tissue. These cells have been designated bystander cells and have been thought to passively contribute to autoimmune-related tissue damage.

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New Type of Treg Cells Combat Brain Atrophy

May 14, 2014 1:00:22 PM / by Maria posted in gene therapy, apoptosis, autoimmune diseases, cell therapy, inflammation, Innovation, leukocyte differential, Multiple Sclerosis, research, Treg Cells, white blood cells

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Immunosuppressive properties of novel FoxA1 expressing Treg cells can be exploited for multiple sclerosis treatment

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