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Autoimmunity

Production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body; produces autoimmune disease or hypersensitivity reactions.An occurrence where naturally occurring substances in an organism are mistaken as foreign agents and therefore are subject to attack from [[antibodies.


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Re: What are some ways to boost your immune system?

... a big chance that there's actually not much disagreement between us, just different attitudes/perspective to the same problem, for instance autoimmunity for me is also a sign of weakened immunity, but not in the strict sense - of course I can be wrong in many/even all points, but being authoritative ...

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by caban
Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:44 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are some ways to boost your immune system?
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Re: Re:

... considerable (or even fatal) auto-immune effects, but obviously that is not what happens in reality. The downside of this is the increased risk of autoimmunity, because these "loose" TCRs may recognize self antigens in a similar manner as they recognize (mutated) viral antigens. Right, ...

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by biohazard
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:43 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How does negative selection in the thymus get around viral a
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Re:

... considerable (or even fatal) auto-immune effects, but obviously that is not what happens in reality. The downside of this is the increased risk of autoimmunity, because these "loose" TCRs may recognize self antigens in a similar manner as they recognize (mutated) viral antigens. Right, ...

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by micro999
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How does negative selection in the thymus get around viral a
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How does negative selection in the thymus get around viral a

... 2011"), where they handled the properties of T cells responding to the T cell receptor signals. Although the article focused mainly on autoimmunity, they said that many clonal TCRs can recognize several epitopes with varying affinities - with varying outcomes. So even if a virus could ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:52 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: How does negative selection in the thymus get around viral a
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CTLA-4

There are some articles that you could search thru on PubMed. Just type in CTLA-4 and autoimmunity Review. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez

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by kolean
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:45 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: CTLA-4
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