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Dual role discovered for molecule involved in autoimmune eye disease

July 23, 2020

The inflammatory molecule interleukin-17A (IL-17A) triggers immune cells that in turn reduce IL-17A’s pro-inflammatory activity, according to a new NEI study.

NIH researchers unleash therapeutic potential of IL-35

October 17, 2017

NIH scientists have simplified manufacturing and dosing of a potential drug candidate for the autoimmune eye disease uveitis—a vision-threatening condition that accounts for about 15 percent of blindness in the U.S.

Eye microbiome trains immune cells to fend off pathogens in mice

July 11, 2017

Bugs in your eyes may be a good thing. Resident microbes living on the eye are essential for immune responses that protect the eye from infection, new research shows.