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Systemic lupus erythematosus: BAFF emerges from the genetic shadows

17:46 EDT 22 Jun 2017 | Nature Publishing

A newly identified insertion–deletion variant of the B cell activating factor (BAFF)-encoding TNFSF13B gene leads to increased levels of soluble BAFF and is associated with the development of systemic lupus erythematosus. The discovery raises a number of compelling questions for further investigation.

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