Scientists finally have proof of mysterious immune cell in humans

While working to map every cell in human body, Scientists have discovered an elusive type of immune cell that first appeared in the womb. The existence of such cells in humans has been hotly debated – until now.

These mysterious cells, known as B-1 cells, were first discovered in mice in the 1980s, according to a 2018 review in Journal of Immunology. These cells arise early in the development of the mouse, in the womb, and they give rise to many types antibody when activated. Some of these antibodies attach to the cells of the mouse and help remove dead and dying cells from the body. Activated B-1 cells also produce antibodies that act as a first line of defense against pathogens, such as viruses and bacteria. bacteria.

https://www.livescience.com/newfound-prenatal-immune-cells Scientists finally have proof of mysterious immune cell in humans

Russell Falcon

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