X-Lymphocyte, Discovered! Apart from B & T Lymphocytes

According to textbooks, cells of the adaptive immune system must be either B cells or T cells—they can’t be both, or anything in between. But proving once again that nature is full of surprises, scientists have now discovered a novel type of lymphocyte in type 1 diabetes patients that combines characteristics of B cells and T cells. The researchers suggest that these hybrids could play an important role in the disease by encouraging the immune system to attack the body’s own insulin-producing cells, they report today (May 30) in Cell.

Read More: https://www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/novel-type-of-immune-cell-discovered-in-type-1-diabetes-patients-65950

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