Wakening T-cells might help to treat the patients with autoimmune diseases
Autoimmune conditions are the ones to be barely treated: the anomaly where white blood cells attack the tissues of the body is still not fully understood.
However, on June 15, 2020, there was published a survey of UK scientists that shows the dependence which blood cells attacking the tissue and ever-increasing doses of the same molecule that is being attacked.
The scientists made T-cells to be tolerant towards the body and tissue by increasing the dose of the pathogen, which T-cells might attack. By increasing the numbers of the molecules that are seen by T-cells as harmful, the scientists managed to reverse the reaction. Then the cells started protecting the molecules.
Why does this happen? Our immune system is controlled by two types of genes: the first one tells the T-cells to attack and the other one silences it.
Currently, people with autoimmune diseases are suffering from other infections and cancer after immunosuppressive treatment. This innovation might improve the treatment of people with autoimmune diseases and help doctors to continue the research on T-cells and the treatment of the immune system.