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Dendritic Cells

Author: Shelley Ensz. Scleroderma is highly variable. See Types of Scleroderma. Read Disclaimer

Overview

Dendritic cells are involved in the regulation of the body's immune system response, and are thought to be a key to preventing or treating autoimmune diseases. (Also see: Causes of Scleroderma, What is Scleroderma?, Types of Scleroderma, and Systemic Sclerosis)

An update on an immune system that goes awry in systemic sclerosis. We propose to approach SSc as a multistep immune-mediated disease that is in need of a therapeutic strategy designed to interfere with one or more aberrant molecular pathways. Targeting of dendritic cells could be such a target by which dampening the immune system could modify the course of SSc. Curr Opin Rheumatol, 2011 Aug 31.

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