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antibody that reacts with an antigen that is a normal component of the body. Obviously this can lead to some problems and autoimmunity has been proposed as a causative factor in a number of diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis.

See: systemic lupus erythematosus, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, myasthenia gravis.

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What does this mean??? Please help

... et al . (ref. 10, Table III) . The Ly antisera we used, diluted 1 :10, were absorbed once with 120 x 10 8 syngeneic thymus + LNC/ml to remove autoantibody . Complement (C)-Dependent Cytotoxicity Assay . 10-40 x 10 8 cells/ml ("Cr-labeled ; 30 min, 100 juCi/ml) were incubated with Ly antiserum ...

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by speakers2
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does this mean??? Please help
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Cancer Vaccines: Unanswered Questions

... which a segment of the vaccine target is exchanged with a foreign T cell epitope. The resultant modified proteins have been shown to elicit strong autoantibody responses against the inserted epitope, and a combination of the inserted epitope and parts of the neighboring regions of the target. Antibodies ...

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by conecticut
Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Cancer Vaccines: Unanswered Questions
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