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U of M researchers identify new functions for autoimmune disease ‘risk’ gene

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have identified infection-fighting and inflammation-suppressing functions for a gene associated with human autoimmune disease. The discovery, centered on a gene known as PTPN22, could set into motion new treatment approaches for autoimmune diseases like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-07/uom…

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