The epigenetic mechanism by which vitamin D modulates the tolerance of the immune system

The epigenetic mechanism by which vitamin D modulates the tolerance of the immune system

Dr. Esteban Ballestar at the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute. Credit: Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute In autoimmunity, the mechanisms that guarantee that our defense system does not attack our own body—tolerance to oneself—does not work properly. Multiple sclerosis, which affects one in every 1,000 people in Spain, is a serious autoimmune disease in which…