Molecular biology and immunology for clinicians, 9 pathogenesis of autoimmunity-molecular mimicry.

@article{Sigal1999MolecularBA,
  title={Molecular biology and immunology for clinicians, 9 pathogenesis of autoimmunity-molecular mimicry.},
  author={Leonard H. Sigal},
  journal={Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical reports on rheumatic & musculoskeletal diseases},
  year={1999},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={293-6}
}
  • Leonard H. Sigal
  • Published 1999 in
    Journal of clinical rheumatology : practical…
The immune system generally does an excellent job of differentiating between self and non-self. In so doing, it destroys mutant cells (cells, in essence, becoming non-self) and invaders. In certain circumstances, the immune system breaks down and no longer leaves self alone; this is auto-immunity-the defense system attacks self. In studying these exceptions… CONTINUE READING