Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Carefully orchestrated interactions between T cells and B cells are critical for effective humoral responses. Abnormalities in the cross-talk between T cells and B cells play a fundamental role in the production of autoantibodies. Follicular T helper cells are a specialized subset that helps germinal center B cells and promotes their differentiation toward plasma cells. Faculty at this session will review current knowledge of the key features of follicular T helper cells, germinal center B cells and plasma cells, and will discuss these cells' involvement in autoimmune diseases.