Research brief: T-cells engineered to tackle RA

Engineered T-cells could help to treat diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel syndrome, according to US research. Using mice, the researchers looked at the role of T-cells on cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They found that inhibiting a T-cell binding molecule called Light, using an engineered protein, could lower lipid levels (Science Online 2007).

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