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.
Immune Response to DNA and its Role in Causing Lupus
In lupus, the immune system is out of balance causing it to produce autoantibodies, or antibodies that target 'self.' The underlying causes of this autoimmune reaction are not well understood. In this video, Dr. David Pisetsky of Duke University Medical Center discusses his research on the immune response to DNA and its role in stimulating lupus disease activity.
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.