IMMUNE-SYSTEM - B-cells aggravate autoimmune diseases

Scientists may have discovered a fundamental aggravating factor in autoimmune diseases. If B-lymphocytes lack the protein PTP1B, the cells will become hyperactive for stimulatory signals and can thus promote an autoimmune attack. This study offers an additional explanation to how B-cells regulate an immune response ...

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140305111052.ht