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A faulty immune system may be responsible for psoriasis


Dysfunctional cells in a mouse model of psoriasis may contribute to the development of disease.

1 July, 2008

New research has found that a small group of immune cells known as Tegs (which act to prevent other immune cells from responding inappropriately) are dysfunctional in a mouse model of psoriasis and may contribute to the development of disease.

The research, carried out by generated by Karin Scharffetter-Kochanek and colleagues, at the University of Ulm, Germany, found that mice who had a reduced amount of Tregs went on to develop a skin disease similar to psoriasis.


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