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Can we reprogram the immune system?

作者:涂拘裒    发布时间:2019-03-09 08:02:05    

By Linda Geddes THE immune system may be far more flexible than we thought. The cells that coordinate the activities of the immune system appear to change their identity in response to environmental cues. This discovery might one day make it possible to reprogram the immune system to prevent autoimmune diseases and stop the body rejecting a transplant. For years immune cells called T-helper (Th) cells were assumed to come in just two types – Th1 cells, which help evict viruses and bacteria from their host cells, and Th2 cells,

 

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