Researchers have identified a protein they believe may cause the adverse reaction in the immune system of those suffering from Lupus. Reduced production of the Blimp-1 protein increased CTSS in females with Lupus, but not in males, the Nature Immunology study reports.
Researchers have discovered a possible trigger for autoimmune diseases such as lupus, Crohn's disease and MS. Findings may explain how women are more susceptible to autoimmune disorders than men.
Researchers have identified specific cellular events that appear key to the debilitating autoimmune disease, lupus. The findings suggest that blocking this pathway in lupus-triggering cells could be a potent weapon against the disease.