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PBMC Cell Levels and TLR9 Expression in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Nov 30, 2016 12:00:16 AM / by Stacy Matthews Branch, DVM, PhD posted in PBMCs, research, stem cells, Systemic lupus erythematosus, T cells, TLR9, toll like receptors, Uncategorized

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease where a person’s own immune system attacks the body’s healthy tissues, leading to damage in different organs. Although the exact cause of SLE is not known, this disorder features hyperactive T cells and B cells. Specific laboratory tests that directly diagnose SLE are lacking. Diagnosis is commonly achieved by identifying the presence of a variety of signs and symptoms that can occur with the disease, but not specific for it.

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