Zee Media Bureau
Germs could play a crucial role in the growth of Type 1 diabetes by activating the immune system of the body to kill the cells that produces insulin, according to a latest research.
As per the previus research, T-cells, a type of white blood cells destroys insulin producing beta-cells. Well the normal functions of these cells is to protect the body from germs.
But the reserachers from Cardiff University by using state-of-the-art technology discovered that
the bacteria are responsible for the activation of killer T-cells.
In Type 1 diabetes, the T-cells attack the pancreatic beta-cells which is responsible for producing insulin and controls the level of blood sugar.
In the absesnce of beta cells patients have to depend on insulin shots almost everyday to remain healthy.
For the first time ever, the findings published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation points out how germs might trigger the killer T-cells and to cause Type-1 diabetes and also provides a more general mechanism for the cause of other autoimmune diseases.