SAN FRANCISCO—What factors help determine whether or not inflammation resolves, leading to healing, or becomes chronic, leading to disease and tissue destruction?
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A number of important cells, including toll-like receptors, mast cells, anti-citrullinated protein antibodies, complement and interferon, all play their own role in this process. By understanding how they act in innate and adaptive immunity and set off the disease process, rheumatologists may one day have more effective therapies to stop joint damage before it starts.
On Nov. 7, researchers at the 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting discussed the role some of these cells play in such diseases as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).