Pathogenic mechanisms in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by the dysfunction of T cells, B cells, and dendritic cells and by the production of antinuclear autoantibodies. This editorial provides a synopsis of newly discovered genetic factors and signaling pathways in lupus pathogenesis that are documented in 11 state-of-the-art… CONTINUE READING