Not Just Dust: Microparticles Suspected of Role in Lupus

Dr. Gay is with the WHO Collaborating Center for molecular biology and novel strategies for the treatment of rheumatic diseases, at University Hospital, in Zurich, Switzerland.

“It is obvious that microparticles, previously considered to reflect some inert cellular debris or cellular ‘dust,’ have emerged as pivotal messengers for intercellular communication,” Dr. Gay says.

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