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The correspondence on our study is very much appreciated.1 We have shown that the microvesicles (MVs) in the serum from patients with systemic lupus erythematisus *(SLE) contain higher concentration of double strand DNA (dsDNA) and have higher interferon-stimulated gene (ISG)-inducing activity than healthy controls. In the letter from Liu et al, authors addressed several concerns regarding the use of serum-derived MVs in experiments since these may not represent the physiological MVs present in the circulation of patients with SLE.2 We agree that plasma is preferable for the preparation of MVs. However, reporter activity could not be evaluated using …
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