LRI researchers are making headway in connecting exposure to bacteria, viruses, sunlight, and other environmental triggers to the trigger and ongoing flares of lupus.
How does sunlight trigger lupus?
This LRI researcher has early evidence that ultraviolet light (UVB) stimulates the skin to produce a factor that recruits white blood cells.
Vicki Kelley, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
Class of 2007
Are common germs triggering lupus?
This LRI researcher has a suspicion that they might be.
Marko A. Radic, PhD
University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Class of 2005
Could bacteria be the culprit in triggering lupus?
Looking into it:
Jochen Mattner, MD
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, OH
Class of 2006
How about chronic viral infections?
It’s possible, according to this LRI researcher who is looking deeper into this.
Zhixin (Jason) Zhang, PhD
University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE
(previously at the University of Alabama in Birmingham)
Class of 2005
Daniel Stetson, PhD
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Class of 2009
Gregg Silverman, MD
New York University, NY
Class of 2013
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- B Cells
- Cardiovascular System
- Cell Signaling
- Central Nervous System
- Dendritic Cells
- Environmental Triggers
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- General Immune System Function
- Human Lupus Biology
- Lupus Pregnancy
- New to Lupus
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- Target Identification
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