IFNs and feedback loops involving sex hormones

@inproceedings{Rubtsova2015IFNsAF,
  title={IFNs and feedback loops involving sex hormones},
  author={K. V. Rubtsova and Philippa Marrack and Anatoly V. Rubtsov},
  year={2015}
}
Introduction Differences between female and male immune and autoimmune responses have been well documented (1). In general, the frequency and severity of various infectious diseases are higher in males than in females, suggesting that females have stronger immune responses (2, 3). The flip side of this phenomenon is that females are more likely to develop autoimmune diseases. In fact, 80% of autoimmune patients are women. Diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Grave’s disease… CONTINUE READING

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