B-Cells and T-Cells: How They’re Affected by Lupus

Autoimmune diseases (like lupus) occur when the immune system attacks the body’s healthy cells causing a host of issues. Right now, there’s no known cause or cure for these diseases. What do you know about the cells the immune system attacks? Did you know B-cells produce antibodies and T-cells turn into autoreactive cells? And do you know what their job is in the immune system?

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B-cells are highly specialized defender cells — different groups of cells are tailored to different germs. When your body is infected with a particular germ, only the T- and B-cells that recognize it will respond. In this incredible computer-animated short film from Creativity Awards, learn more about how cells are affected in lupus patients.

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Wendy is a proven blogger and social media manager who has helped to build online communities for businesses and organizations. She currently heads the website’s social outreach online through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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