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B Cells Can Act Alone In Autoimmune Disease

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Posted 13 August 2008 - 07:44 PM

B Cells Can Act Alone In Autoimmune Disease, Yale Researchers Report. B cells, the source of damaging autoantibodies, have long been thought to depend upon T cells for their activation and were not considered important in the initiation of autoimmune diseases like lupus or rheumatoid arthritis.This study suggests that in systemic autoimmune diseases B cells can be activated the absence of T cells. Medical News Today. 08/07/08. (Also see: Causes of Scleroderma: B cells)