U-M researchers are studying an overabundant signaling protein tied to UV light sensitivity in patients with lupus.
Imagine being so sensitive to the sun’s rays that you’re forced to either slather yourself in sunscreen or risk a rash so severe it could leave permanent scars.
For some patients, even the light of a photocopier is enough to trigger the disease’s characteristic angry red rash.
A multidisciplinary team of researchers are attempting to unlock the mystery behind this reaction. Their findings are published online in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
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