Possible trigger for autoimmune diseases discovered: B cells teach T cells which targets must not be attacked

Immune cells must learn not to attack the body itself. A team of researchers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) has discovered a previously unknown mechanism behind this: other immune cells, the B cells, contribute to the “training” of the T cells in the thymus gland.

This article was originally published on MedicalXpress.com

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