Scientists find gene mutations related to autoimmune disorders

06/17/2010 | HealthDay News

U.S. researchers found that patients with autoimmune diseases were more likely to carry a gene variation that interferes with sialic acid acetylesterase, an enzyme that regulates B cells in the immune system, compared with those who don't have the disorders. They said the finding could lead to the development of better therapies for the diseases and allow scientists to find genetic links to other conditions.

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