Arthritis Puzzle: Two Pieces Snap Into Place
This article may be a little technical for some, and the clinical relevance of it is still a long way off, but this article may trigger a fundamental change in the way we view immune responses. I personally have always considered antigens (substances that elicit an immune response by the body) as proteins.
This article challenges that assumption, and suggests that the immune system can also recognize carbohydrates as antigens. As I said…this has no clinical relevance as of yet, but stay tuned.