Rogue immune cells linked to leukemia are a key driver of autoimmune diseases Nov 28, 2022


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The team found that if these proteins are altered, they can cause rogue killer T cells to grow unchecked, resulting in enlarged cells that bypass immune checkpoints to attack the body's own cells.
The study also identified two specific receptor systems -- ways for cells to talk to one another -- that are linked to stress.
"Part of what's driving these rogue cells to expand as killer T cells is the stress-sensing pathways. There is a lot of correlation between stress, damage and ageing. Now we have tangible evidence of how that's connected to autoimmunity," Professor Goodnow says.


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Interesting. I had a sister who had the worst type of leukemia. Another sister was able to be a bone marrow donor. Anyway, my sister died at a fairly early age.

Fast forward to now. The sister who was the donor now has the EXACT same type of leukemia herself and is in hospice. They were about 2 years apart in age....what are the chances? (I don't know.)

Lots of unanswered questions in the world of medicine. Little by little, we'll learn. Yours, Lenora