New study with lupus patients supports connection between estrogen and autoimmune disease

A new study at Ohio State University of men and women with and without lupus strengthens the theory that estrogen may trigger the release of proteins called toll-like receptors that are involved in the autoimmune response. Published in X, their findings provide further evidence for the potential effectiveness of therapies that regulate toll-like receptors. Many researchers, several funded by the Lupus Research Institute, are investigating potential treatments that inhibit toll-like receptors.

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