New study shows how T cell's machinery dials down autoimmunity

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 12:35 in Health & Medicine

A St. Jude Children`s Research Hospital study shows that T cells, the body`s master immune regulators, do not use simple on/off switches to govern the cellular machinery that regulates their development and function. Rather, they possess sophisticated molecular controls that enable them to adjust their function with exquisite precision. Such subtle adjustment enables T cells to modulate their development and function, including avoiding autoimmunity.

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