Stephen C. Pelsue, PhD

University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

2006 Genetics

Stephen C. Pelsue, PhDThe genes a person inherits may make him or her more susceptible to lupus.

Researchers have found that defective versions of the newly identified gene, Ttc7, results in a lupus-like autoimmune disease in mice.

With LRI funding, Dr. Pelsue is using sophisticated imaging and analytical tools to better understand this gene and its function in cells of the immune system.

He is using newly created mouse models to clarify how the gene contributes to the production of damaging autoantibodies—and thereby generate key insight into what causes such devastating autoimmune diseases as lupus.

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