New lupus target unraveled
European Biotechnology featured a study by HSS scientist Theresa T. Lu, MD, PhD, who investigated the potential link between immune cells and photosensitivity in patients with lupus.
According to the article, Dr. Lu and her researchers found that a malfunction of Langerhans cells meant to protect the skin from UV damage, could be causing photosensitivity.
Additionally, findings indicated that skin samples from lupus patients also had decreased numbers of Langerhans cells.
Read the full article at European-biotechnology.com.