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Feb 28, 2019
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Targeting pathogenic Th17 cells

How two new autoimmune targets drive pathogenic Th17 activity

A recent pair of studies offers two new approaches to treating autoimmune diseases that go after the source of Th17-mediated inflammation.

T helper type 17 (Th17) cells are effector T cells that secrete the cytokine IL-17. Normal Th17 activity is required for host defense against pathogens, but hyperactivity leads to autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis.

This month, researchers at University...

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