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New therapy for autoimmune disorders

Posted In: Autoimmune Disease 0 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 21, 2012
  • 04:56 PM

A mutant form of a protein called LYP has been implicatedin multiple autoimmune diseases, but the precise molecular pathway involved has been unknown. Now, in a paper published March 18 in Nature Chemical Biology, researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute show how the errant form of LYP can disrupt the immune system. In doing so, they also found a potential new therapy for autoimmune diseases—a chemical compound that appears to inhibit this mutant protein.

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