Transcription factors known for handling the body's response to lipids promote clearance of apoptotic cells by macrophages, according to new research (pages 1266–1272). When this process goes awry, autoimmunity can result.
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Elkon, K. Autoimmunity: apoptotic fats grease transcription. Nat Med 15, 1246–1248 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/nm1109-1246