Association Between Low Levels of Blimp-1 Protein, Lupus

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Dr. Betty Diamond, a rheumatologist and professor at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, said in a press release, "Our study found that a low level of or no Blimp-1 protein in a particular cell type led to an increase in the protein CTSS which caused the immune system to identify healthy cells as something to attack -- particularly in females." Reports add that the findings could lead to potential treatments for lupus.

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