Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) plays a pivotal role in the mechanism of rheumatoid arthritis. In July
Two closely related TNF family ligands, B lymphocyte stimulator (BlyS) and a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL), bind to two TNF receptors called transmembrane activator and CAML interactor (TACI) and B cell maturation molecule (BCMA). These ligand-receptor interactions are known to regulate humoral B cell immune responses.
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