How does friendly fire happen in the pancreas? -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

How does friendly fire happen in the pancreas?

10/25/2016

Image: Coloured tissue sample of the pancreas; Copyright: Helmholtz Zentrum München

Treatment with an antagomir directed against miR92a results in reduced attacks of immune cells (green) on the insulin (white) producing beta cells directly in the pancreas. Moreover, the treatment leads to more regulatory T cells (red) able to protect the beta cells; ©Helmholtz Zentrum München