Clearing the way to mechanisms of autoimmunity

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Mice with mutations in the Mer tyrosine kinase have deficits in the clearance of apoptotic thymocytes and increased titers of anti-DNA autoantibodies. These findings provide new in vivo evidence to suggest that impairments in clearance of apoptotic cells may underlie systemic autoimmunity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)664-665
Number of pages2
JournalNature medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 9 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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