New Method To Double Regulatory T-Cells – The Immunity Boosters Discovered!
A team of researchers from the University of Minnesota have discovered a new method to increase the number of ‘suppressor cells’ to an exponential level in a short period.
Apart from being advantageous to the patients receiving bone marrow transplant, this new technique could also prove to be effective in patients suffering from autoimmune conditions such as Crohn’s disease, type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.
According to the senior author of this study, Dr. Bruce Blazar, the team came up with a method which involves the extraction of regulatory T-cells from blood followed by the introduction of precise signal combinations that help in the duplication of these cells to 50 million fold.
When such large amounts of cells are introduced into a patient’s body, before he/she undergoes bone marrow transplantation, the chances of graft reduction are decreased.
This was proved through human clinical trials and in animal models, where low doses of these regulatory T-cells were injected and it was found that both humans and animals were less likely to develop severe immune reactions.