The immune system is the part of the body responsible to keep you healthy at all times. This includes the release of antibodies that kills any foreign particles including bacteria, viruses and any toxins. The immune system is one of the most important parts of the human body as it is the reason why we don’t get sick frequently nor do we die from a cold.
However, sometimes the immune system can see normal body cells as foreign particles due to a disorder. This causes the immune system to start attacking its own body and killing its own organs. This phenomena was shocking to doctors and was hard to explain.
However, a recent study conducted by a Bimolecular researcher called Navin Varadarajan was able to find the start point for reaching the cause of the disorder. The study focused on understanding B cells in rheumatoid arthritis which are mainly the white blood cells of the body that attacks its own body. The results were published in the journal of Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Dr. Navin commented on his results saying, “To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to conduct a whole transcript on the profiling of antigen-specific B cells in any human autoimmune disorder. We anticipate that these data will serve as a foundational data set for investigating multiple hypotheses on the roles of B cells in RA and other autoimmune disorders, and will enable drug discovery.”