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Study elucidates epigenetic mechanisms behind autoimmune diseases

Publicado em 02 agosto 2018
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo Summary: Researchers have used an editing tool to investigate a gene that plays a key role in eliminating autoaggressive cells and controlling the development of diseases such as type 1 diabetes. In tests with mice, the disrupting of medullary thymic epithelial cells gene impaired the processing of mRNA involved in their adhesion to autoaggressive T lymphocytes. Share: FULL STORY A group of researchers at the University of São Paulo [...]