Autoimmune diseases may be caused by newly discovered cell

Researchers have discovered a type of cell – a subset of immune system B cells – that may contribute to autoimmune disease, according to new work published Aug 4 by the journal Blood.(1)

The newly discovered cells make autoantibodies, which bind to and attack the body’s own tissue, says lead author Anatoly V Rubtsov, PhD, head of the research team at National Jewish Health system in Denver.

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