B cells could be sole culprit in autoimmune diseases

08/7/2008 | Yahoo!

U.S. scientists found that the reaction of toll-like receptors to "self" molecules can stimulate B cells to produce harmful autoantibodies that cause autoimmune disorders such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The finding may help researchers to develop techniques that can prevent the immune system from attacking the body's tissues during the occurrence of such diseases.

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