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New Drug Target For Lupus Revealed by Researchers

February 7, 2013

A new study led by a research team from TSRI (The Scripps Research Institute), in the United States, managed to identify the key events that are involved in lupus. The findings of the study suggest that if this specific pathway is blocked, a potential new therapy for the autoimmune diseases could be developed. The study was published a couple of days ago in the online journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

According to the scientists, the absence of a certain molecule with signalling  properties found inside immune cells, can be linked to a slower developing process of autoimmunity in laboratory mice suffering from lupus. Researchers report that these mice suffered less damage to their immune systems, compared to normal laboratory mice. Argyrios Theofilopoulos, the senior author of the study, says that their research could lead to the development of an inhibitory drug capable of treating not only lupus, but other autoimmune diseases as well.

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Source: Doctor Tipster


New Drug Target For Lupus Revealed by Researchers

February 7, 2013

A new study led by a research team from TSRI (The Scripps Research Institute), in the United States, managed to identify the key events that are involved in lupus. The findings of the study suggest that if this specific pathway is blocked, a potential new therapy for the autoimmune diseases could be developed. The study was published a couple of days ago in the online journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

According to the scientists, the absence of a certain molecule with signalling  properties found inside immune cells, can be linked to a slower developing process of autoimmunity in laboratory mice suffering from lupus. Researchers report that these mice suffered less damage to their immune systems, compared to normal laboratory mice. Argyrios Theofilopoulos, the senior author of the study, says that their research could lead to the development of an inhibitory drug capable of treating not only lupus, but other autoimmune diseases as well.

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Click here to read the full article.

Source: Doctor Tipster



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