Autoimmune diseases: Protein discovered as potential new target for therapies

Autoimmune diseases are complex illnesses, the causes of which are diverse and have not yet been fully explained. A research team has now discovered an immunoregulatory protein that could be linked to the development of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. The identified component of the immune system is called 'Rinl', which could provide a new target for the development of immunomodulatory therapies.