Friday, August 14, 2020

Previous flu diseases play a role in immunity – health

Must read

Wireless charging for cell phones is an environmental “disaster”, study finds

A study by technology-specialized portals OneZero and iFixit, there is an "environmental cost" behind the popular wireless charging for cell phones.Wireless charging has been...

Banderas tested positive – Vorarlberger Nachrichten

Malaga The Spanish film star Antonio Banderas has tested positive for the corona virus in his own words and had to celebrate his 60th...

Half of U.S. elementary and high school students will study virtually only this fall, study shows

A little more than half of U.S. elementary and high school students will attend school only virtually this fall, according to a new study,...

Depending on the type of flu you have had so far, this can affect the way your immune system responds to a coronavirus infection.

So-called ancillary T helper cells are significantly involved in the immune defense process in the event of an infection. Anyone who has had flu in the past may already have it.

Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics and CharitéBerlin have identified the role that the presence of T helper cells plays in a coronavirus infection.

Healthy people have reactive T helper cells

The researchers isolated immune cells from the blood of 68 healthy people who had not been exposed to the new coronavirus. In addition, they took blood from 18 Covid-19 patients and analyzed it for T helper cells and their reaction.

To her surprise, reactive T helper cells were found not only in the blood of the infected, but also in the blood of the healthy. “This indicates that the healthy T-helper cells react to SARS-CoV-2 because they had to deal with local cold coronaviruses in the past,” says Dr. Giesecke-Thiel. “Because one property of the T helper cells is that they can be activated not only by an exactly ‘suitable’ pathogen, but also by ‘sufficiently similar’ intruders.”

Nav-AccountCreated with Sketch. ga TimeCreated with Sketch.31.07.2020, 15:11| Akt: 31.07.2020, 17:01

.

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest article

Wireless charging for cell phones is an environmental “disaster”, study finds

A study by technology-specialized portals OneZero and iFixit, there is an "environmental cost" behind the popular wireless charging for cell phones.Wireless charging has been...

Banderas tested positive – Vorarlberger Nachrichten

Malaga The Spanish film star Antonio Banderas has tested positive for the corona virus in his own words and had to celebrate his 60th...

Half of U.S. elementary and high school students will study virtually only this fall, study shows

A little more than half of U.S. elementary and high school students will attend school only virtually this fall, according to a new study,...