Dr. William Stohl of the University of Southern California discusses the relationships among various parts of the immune system and their role in triggering lupus.
Genes That Make Lupus Possible
There has been a significant advancement in the study of the genes that contribute to lupus and this information is expanding our knowledge of the origins of the disease as well as providing clues on ways physicians might be able to treat the disease in the future. Dr. John Harley, Director of Rheumatology at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital presents an overview of the genes that investigators have identified as having possible involvement in the underlying cause of lupus.
Dr. Gregg Silverman discusses B-cells and how they contribute to the development of lupus and offers insight on the future direction of lupus research.