Cholesterol metabolite causes immune system to attack T cells instead of breast cancer, study finds

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 11:41 in Health & Medicine

In breast cancer tumors, a molecule produced when the body breaks down cholesterol hijacks the myeloid immune cells that normally arm T cells to fight cancer, a new study in mice found. Instead, the hijacked myeloid cells disarm the T cells and even tell them to self-destruct. By inhibiting the enzymes that make that molecule, […]

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