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Could the ability to expel worms lead to a future asthma treatment?
...ne cells recognizes an invader, it expands into an army
of clones specifically selected to attack that organism. One workhorse of the adaptive system is the helper T cell, a white blood cell that secretes protein messengers called cytokines to accelerate the immune response. According to Mosmanns mode...
New hope in cancer vaccines emerges as novel therapies are developed and tested
...curative strategy." Expanding melanoma's immune army
Melanoma is one of the few solid tumors that the human immune system seems to "see," says Hwu, the Department of Melanoma chair. But that natural T cell response to an antigen on the melanoma cell is too weak to conquer a growing tumor, so researche...
TRAF3 protein is a key part of the early immune response to viruses
...nd that one of the first proteins in the signaling army
recruited to MyD88 was the protein TRAF6. But what...s that occurred during the recruitment of the full army
of signaling molecules by TLRs. Therefore, the team developed a novel strategy to study how TLRs re...
Immune system lab model overcomes ethical limits on human hematopoietic stem cells studies
...ulated to multiply, each parent T cell produces an army
of identical cells against a designated target. Previously, a team led by Handgretinger showed that a high level of TRECs in the blood of children means that the thymus has converted a large number of stem cells into parent T cells--each of which ta...