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Specific type of immune regulatory cells could be used as potential clinical biomarkers to diagnose certain autoimmune diseases

August 11, 2017, 11:11 am by ScienceDaily: Health & Medicine

Researchers analyzed blood samples from patients affected by an autoimmune disease that affects the mucous membranes and moisture-secreting glands of the eyes and mouth, and found that these patients have a significant increase in a specific type of immune cells called T follicular regulatory cells.

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