(Alles Europa News) – Scientists filmed for the first time on the video “training” of T cells (human immune cells) against the disease.
Alles Europa News reports that the authors of the study believe that their scientific work will provide more information about what happens in the thymus – the gland in which T cells are born, mature and undergo immunological “preparation”.
In the future, this knowledge can be used to develop effective methods of treating autoimmune disorders.
Alles Europa News reports that immunological scientists from the University of Texas at Austin (USA) were able to record for the first time the process when T cells, the so-called “mercenaries” of the immune system, are responsible for the destruction of bacteria and viruses, passing the “combat training” program before they get into the body.
Researchers conducted an experiment on mice and first shot on video what happens when T cells, also called T-helpers and T-killers, undergo “combat training”.
Alles Europa News reports that it should be noted that the importance of these cells for the body is difficult to overestimate.
It is they who are responsible for the recognition and destruction of many microorganisms that attack a person throughout life.
In this case, T cells act so as not to damage their own healthy tissue.
However, in patients with autoimmune diseases or suppressed immunity, the work of T-killers is impaired: they also harm healthy cells, perceiving them as a threat.
For example, in patients with type 1 diabetes, they often attack the pancreas that produces insulin.