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

Marta Ribeiro avatar

by Marta Ribeiro |

Share this article:

Share article via email

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?

Differences in lupus among ethnic groups is linked to activated B-cells. Find out more.  

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.

Natural killer cells may play a protective role in lupus. Find out more. 

Lupus News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.