B cells process and present lupus autoantigens that initiate autoimmune T cell responses.

Abstract

Antibodies against U small nuclear ribonucleoprotein (snRNP) particles are a common finding in the sera of humans with SLE and in certain strains of mice with murine lupus. It is likely that Th cells are important in amplifying this autoantibody response. The focus of this work was to investigate events that might initiate autoimmune B and T cell response… (More)

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