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The cellular protein (cFLIP) downregulates IFN-alpha, a signaling protein involved in the pathogenesis of SLE

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disorder that manifests itself within various organs of the body. It is observed in women more often than men. While clinical presentations may vary widely, hallmarks of SLE include

When your medication backfires and calls in the wolves

Your immune system is like an army inside your body. It is constantly on guard to protect you against attacks from the outside, such as infections. It also protects you from attacks from inside, such as cancer

Cerebral small vessel disease burden is increased in lupus

The chronic inflammatory disease lupus can involve the brain, including increasing stroke risk for reasons which are not fully understood. Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is a disease of the blood vessels in the brain that can

Lupus Nephritis: Are you taking your medicine?

Lupus Nephritis is a serious disease affecting primarily young women that can lead to kidney disease and dialysis. Despite knowing this fact, many patients don’t take medicines regularly. This may be due to several reasons, some known

A functional defect of unconventional suppressor T-lymphocytes might lead to disease progression in lupus autoimmune patients

A healthy immune system discriminates between pathogenic invaders that have to be eliminated, and the body’s own tissues that have to be protected. Central to this role are immune cells called lymphocytes. B-lymphocytes are particularly important, because