Viral infections are important contributory factors leading to disease state in lupus. Through PBMC testing, scientists show that CMV is a culprit as well.
Diet influences your intestinal bacteria, thereby influencing your immune system and lymphocytes, making the difference between health and disease.
A double-edged stem cell transplantation therapy is being evaluated at the non-clinical stage as a cure for lupus. Will this make it to the clinic?
The immune system consisting of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) is designed to recognize foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses in the human body. Once the presence of the enemy becomes evident, PBMCs mount an attack to destroy the invaders. This is known as an immune response.