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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.
In six out of 11 patients, there were significant numbers of killer T cells targeted against the melanoma, and in one patient, some 2 percent of all the killer T cells in the blood were aimed at the cancer.
The protein granulysin, made by disease-fighting specialists called killer T cells, destroyed up to 90 percent of the TB bacteria in lab cultures within three days, the researchers report in the Oct.
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.
Instead, it relies mainly on the formation of immune cells called killer T cells.
The La Jolla Institute researchers have also taken a major step forward in understanding why the successful interaction of the two major T cell types -- killer T cells, which recognize and destroy cancerous or infected cells -- and helper T cells, which assist in activating immune responses, is critical for the killer T cells to develop into immune memory cells.