New remedy for Lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a persistent autoimmune disease characterized by the body's immune system

 A person with SLE may experience a wide range of signs and symptoms, including joint and muscle pain, irritation, and fever.

 Diagnosis of the disorder can often take time, and treatment options are limited.

 Health care providers commonly prescribe medications such as hydroxychloroquine

The team evaluated genes that manage iron in T cells and discovered a transferrin receptor (CD71) that takes up iron in cells

In addition, they found that this receptor was more specifically expressed in T cells from humans

This elevated expression caused the T cells to take up too much iron.

While the scientists blocked CD71 with an antibody, T cell iron levels decreased, decreasing T cell inflammatory

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