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

Identification of T cell epitopes that are relevant in the pathogenesis and progression of pediatric SLE.

Francesca Giannoni, Ph.D.
University of California-San Diego
San Diego, California
Dr. Giannoni’s project consists of the identification and characterization of the self-proteins thought to cause inflammation in children with lupus. They hope to determine which of these self-proteins trigger the hyper-reactivity of the immune system and their role in the origin of the disease. Molecules derived from these self-proteins could be used in the future for the treatment of lupus.
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