The role of CD6 in autoimmune diseases

Fox, 2018.  Cellular & Molecular Immunology.

BACKGROUND: In a recent publication in the Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Consuega-Fernandez and colleagues present new data from patients with psoriasis, linking the CD6 lymphocyte surface structure to the pathogenesis of this disease. In this commentary, I will discuss these new findings in the context of accumulating evidence for important roles of CD6 in a variety of autoimmune disorders. Although CD6 was one of the earliest “CD antigens” to be described, it is only recently that attention has refocused on the potential for CD6 as a treatment target in immune-mediated diseases.