Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE)

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE)
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Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in the small blood vessels. This disease affects almost every organ system and causes symptoms such as headaches, abdominal pain, chest pain, shortness of breath and edema from a nephritic syndrome. The study critiqued in this paper investigates the high sensitivity of NK T cells in patients with active SLE to anti-CD95-induced apoptosis in comparison to the NK T cells in normal subjects and patients with inactive SLE. Findings from this study showed that CD 226 expression is reduced in NK T cells of patients with active SLE and the an antiapoptotic protein, surviving is deficient in the NK T cells in patients with...
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.....th systemic lupus erythematosus. The Journal of Immunology, 152(7), 3685-3692.
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