Published in AIDS Weekly, November 29th, 1999
The work was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
T cells, the cells that carry out the body's search-and-destroy operations against foreign cells, must first learn to recognize the body's own cells. That is done early in life in the thymus gland, where young T cells are exposed to proteins that signal "self." Later, when the cells encounter foreign proteins not in the company of self...
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