Published in Gene Therapy Weekly, December 14th, 1998
Autoimmune diseases are an immune attack on self tissue. Current therapies generally utilize potent and nonspecific immunosuppressive regimens, however these therapies are often complicated by side effects and can place the patient at increased risk for opportunistic infections and malignancy.
The understanding of the exact immune mechanisms underlying autoimmune diseases is still limited. Ongoing studies are identifying some of the genes that predispose individuals to developing autoimmune disorders, are identifying...
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