Published in Vaccine Weekly, October 22nd, 2003
"Organ-specific autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, and autoimmune diabetes, are initiated by aberrant activation of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma)-producing T helper 1 (Th1) cells that recognize self-peptides expressed inside these organs. Together, these diseases affect 3-5% of the population," scientists writing in the journal Trends in Molecular Medicine report.
"Predisposing factors, such as susceptibility genes and environmental factors, are difficult to influence, and...
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