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Multiple sclerosis: Newly discovered signal mechanism causes T cells to turn pathogenic

19:00 EST 30 Nov 2016 | AAAS

(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) T cells are an important part of the immune system. However, they are not only capable of destroying pathogens. They can also become harmful themselves. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich and the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz have discovered the conditions under which certain T cells become the kind of pathogenic T cells associated with multiple sclerosis. Their results explain why certain treatments are not consistently effective.

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