Discovery increases knowledge about the immune system
So far the research is basic, but in the future, the discovery can contribute to increased knowledge about the failure of our immune system to respond to various so-called autoimmune diseases, i.e. diseases caused by the human immune system attacking its own body.
“Our results may become valuable in the future when developing new drugs and for making diagnosis”, says Peter Jönsson, physical chemist at the Lund University Faculty of Science.
The study was conducted in laboratories with researchers in Oxford and Cambridge.
The article is published in the scientific journal PNAS.