Items tagged as "immune cells"
ROCHESTER, Minn. — May 9, 2012. Rather than stimulating immune cells to more effectively battle cancerous tumors, treatment with the protein interleukin-12 (IL-12) has the opposite effect, driving these intracellular fighters to exhaustion, a Mayo Clinic study has found. The findings appear in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The study [...]Created by Joe Dangor
Instead of stimulating immune cells to battle cancerous tumors, treatment with a protein called interleukin-12 (IL-12) is having the opposite effect, driving the cells to exhaustion. The results of this Mayo Clinic study suggest a change in therapeutic tactics for lymphomas and other cancers by dampening, rather than fueling, the effects of cell-signaling molecules. “It [...]Created by Dana Sparks