Role of microbiota-TLR7/8 Interaction in systemic lupus erythematosus

Date Added
September 5th, 2018
PRO Number
Chenthamarakshan Vasu

List of Studies

Autoimmune disease, Immune System, Inflammation, Lupus

The goal of this study is to learn more about lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; SLE), which affect African-Americans more than other groups. The purpose of this study is to understand what role microbes living in the intestine (called microbiota) have in causing lupus. This study will include males and females of all ethnic backgrounds who have SLE, individuals who have immediate family members with SLE, and unrelated healthy volunteers. For subject recruitment, CCCR/MCRC databases including the longitudinal SLE in Gullah Health (SLEIGH) study as well as the chart review will be used to screen for eligibility. The study is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

Recruitment Contact
Tyler Malone

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