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Viral Infection Triggers Attack of Viral-Infected Vessels by Cytotoxic T Cells

Oct 24, 2016 1:00:21 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in herpes virus, cell, cytomegalovirus, Cytotoxic T Cells, geriartic patients, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, stem cell research, vascular disease


Vascular disease in people of advanced age can be caused in part by immune responses triggered by the cytomegalovirus. The cytomegalovirus, a member of the herpes virus family, rarely causes symptoms in people with normal immune function. However, it can be an issue in those with weaker immune systems such as geriatric patients.

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PBMC Analysis Shows Cytomegalovirus is Contributory to Developing Lupus

May 20, 2015 1:00:42 PM / by Daisy posted in CMV, cytomegalovirus, lupus, research, SLE


Viral infections are important contributory factors leading to disease state in lupus. Through PBMC testing, scientists show that CMV is a culprit as well.

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