OMRF uncovers clues for lupus risk in African Americans

Published: Monday, June 8, 2020 By: Journal Record Staff Source: The Journal Record
this protective T-cell response could be pivotal in identifying therapeutic targets and potential drugs that may prevent people from transitioning into the disease,” said Slight-Webb. “Also, it would help us look at drugs – and dosages – differently based on ethnicity to improve outcomes for African-American patients, who are most at highest risk for severe disease.”

Other OMRF scientists who contributed to the findings were Miles Smith, Aleksandra Bylinska, Susan Macwana, Carla Guthridge, Rufei Lu, Joan Merrill, Eliza Chakravarty, Cristina Arriens and Melissa Munroe.

The study was performed in collaboration with scientists from Stanford University, including P.J. Utz and Holden Maeker.

The work was funded by grants from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.

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