Body's 'safety procedure' could explain autoimmune disease

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Body's 'safety procedure' could explain autoimmune disease

Postby MSUK » Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:35 am

Monash University researchers have found an important safety mechanism in the immune system that may malfunction in people with autoimmune diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis, potentially paving the way for innovative treatments.

Published in Immunity, the research, led by Head of the Monash Department of Immunology Professor Fabienne Mackay, described for the first time how the body manages marginal zone (MZ) B cells, which form a general first line of attack against germs, but are potentially harmful...... Read More - http://www.ms-uk.org/index.cfm/immunecells
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