2002-2003
The following is a description of a study from one of the many researchers that our organization has funded.

Elucidating the Mechanism of Receptor Editing

Cynthia Benedict, Ph.D.
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
How the Ig Heavy or Light Chain may be Rearranged Secondarily to Avoid Autoreactivity.

Dr. Benedict’s study centers on the effects of anti-DNA antibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or lupus). She will examine genetically engineered mice to study how the immune cells react at the molecular level. The mouse genes have human counterparts and she hopes to use these models to devise strategies for preventing or stopping the damaging effects of anti-DNA production in human lupus patients.

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