Padlock Therapeutics - An unconventional approach to autoimmunity


Doctors have long treated autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and lupus as a case of a confused immune system: Immune cells decide healthy tissue looks foreign and wage an attack. The solution has been to give patients powerful drugs that knock down the immune response. But what if the immune system isn’t actually confused? What if instead it is reacting to normal molecules that wound up in an abnormal place and started some mischief?