Sunday, June 4, 2017

A New(2011) Discovery of Immune Cell Type

Immunology system is vital to human beings and it is so complicated that needs scientists to keep researching on it. In 2011, biologists at University of Melbourne discovered a new type of cell in the immune system, which can contribute to further development of drugs that specifically focus on certain types of infectious organisms. We know that the immune system focus on proteins from viruses and bacteria to recognize their types. Among those cells, some T-cells(NKT) can recognize lipid-based molecules, and the a new type of NKT cell was identified which specifically target lipids that exist in cell walls of bacteria, including Mycobacteria. 

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