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A helping hand against autoimmunity

The TH17 helper cells of the immune system have a dark side: they mediate autoimmune disorders. Two drugs that prevent the differentiation and activity of these cells might be of therapeutic value. See Letters p.486 & p.491

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Figure 1: Effects of digoxin and SR1001 on TH17 cells.

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Jetten, A. A helping hand against autoimmunity. Nature 472, 421–422 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/472421a

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