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Old protein, new tricks: UMD connects a protein to antibody immunity for the first time

20:00 EDT 8 Jul 2019 | AAAS

(University of Maryland) How can a protein be a major contributor in the development of birth defects, and also hold the potential to provide symptom relief from autoimmune diseases like lupus? In a new paper published in Nature Communications, Zhu and his colleagues are helping to answer this question and uncover the mechanisms that will lead to multi-faceted prevention and treatment.

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