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

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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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