Statins found to have immune system effect

The Pharmaceutical Journal
Vol 265 No 7128p908
December 23/30, 2000 Clinical

Research suggests that statins may modulate immune responses. Swiss researchers have discovered that statins suppress the expression of major histocompatibility complex class II, which is directly involved in T cell activation. 

This indicates that statins are likely to have an immunosuppressive effect and could be used as immunosuppressors in organ transplantation and autoimmune diseases, they say (Nature Medicine 2000;6:1399).


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The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ, December 2000;():DOI:10.1211/PJ.2000.20003918

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