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an independent team of operatives who work together in a CELLULAR MANUFACTURING production environment.
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London, January 21 ( ANI ): Researchers have discovered the mechanism that enables CD4 helper T cells to assume the more aggressive role of killer T cells in mounting an immune attack against viruses, cancerous tumors and other damaged or infected cells.
Each person has a unique arsenal of killer T cells, which Fauci says explains why some people are more susceptible than others to certain viruses.
By manipulating this 'homing molecule' the team are planning on increasing the number of killer T cells at a site of infection and so boost the killing of viruses.
Sidestepping antibodies and focusing on killer T cells seemed like a practical alternative, Letvin says.
The DNA directs these cells to overproduce a specific protein that jumpstarts important killer T cells.
When a virus infects a cell, the immune system calls in killer T cells to prevent the virus from spreading throughout the body.