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Title: B cell signalling in mechanisms of central and peripheral tolerance
Author: Thalhamer, Theresa
ISNI:       0000 0004 2680 6096
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 2009
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Moreover, significant differences were found in the ratio of FcγRIIb1/FcγRIIb2 expression between the cohorts of healthy controls and RA and SLE patients. The RA and SLE patients expressed relatively higher levels of the FcγRIIb2 isoform which promotes antigen-processing suggesting that these B cells may play some role in priming autoreactive responses in such individuals. Thus, as these inflammatory disorders constitute spectrum diseases, such defects in the regulation of B cell responses could be one of the contributing factors aggravating autoimmune disease development in some subgroups of patients.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QR180 Immunology