t-cells

07/09/2012 - 08:09

A transcription factor called Lyl-1 is necessary for production of the earliest cells that can become T-cells, critical cells born in the thymus that coordinate the immune response to cancer or infections, said a consortium of researchers led by those from Baylor College of Medicine in a report in the journal Nature Immunology.

02/17/2012 - 14:13

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics in Freiburg have now succeeded for the first time in observing the maturation of immune cells in live zebrafish embryos. During their development, the immune cells migrate into and out of the thymus more than once. The zebrafish is thus an ideal animal model for studying the dynamic processes of immune cell development.

01/16/2012 - 17:30

Killer T-cells in the human body which help protect us from disease can inadvertently destroy cells that produce insulin, new research by scientists at King’s College London has uncovered.