Tag: autoimmunity

  • The Battle of the Ts: Regulatory CD8+ T cells suppress autoimmunity associated CD4+ T cells

    The Battle of the Ts: Regulatory CD8+ T cells suppress autoimmunity associated CD4+ T cells

    “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” – Proverb Over years of evolution, our immune system successfully dealt with a variety of foreign invaders such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and uni- and multi-cellular parasites. Starting 1900s, doctors and scientists started discovering a faulty immune system (mainly T and B cells) in patients, attacking their […]

  • An Unexpected Linkage: The Gut-Skin Axis

    An Unexpected Linkage: The Gut-Skin Axis

    Created with BioRender.com In the public discussion of microbes, there is often a negative connotation attached to microbes such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites due to the presence of pathogenic individuals in each category. However, microbes are not synonymous with pathogens. For instance, some gut bacteria are well-acknowledged for their importance in the nutrient […]

  • New Role for Ductal Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

    New Role for Ductal Cells in Type 1 Diabetes

    Despite owning the same genetic material, our cells carry out highly specialized functions and vary from each other in many phenotypic aspects. Interestingly, when in troubled times (i.e., under stressful conditions) certain cells change their characteristic protein expression and turn into something completely unexpected, to help us survive. Fasolino and group shed light on such […]