Disorders that are characterized by the production of antibodies that react with host tissues or immune effector cells that are autoreactive to endogenous peptides.
Process whereby the immune system reacts against the body's own tissues. Autoimmunity may produce or be caused by AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.
Antibodies that react with self-antigens (AUTOANTIGENS) of the organism that produced them.
A chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, and often febrile multisystemic disorder of connective tissue, characterized principally by involvement of the skin, joints, kidneys, and serosal membranes. It is of unknown etiology, but is thought to represent a failure of the regulatory mechanisms of the autoimmune system. The disease is marked by a wide range of system dysfunctions, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and the formation of LE cells in the blood or bone marrow.
Endogenous tissue constituents that have the ability to interact with AUTOANTIBODIES and cause an immune response.
An experimental animal model for central nervous system demyelinating disease. Inoculation with a white matter emulsion combined with FREUND'S ADJUVANT, myelin basic protein, or purified central myelin triggers a T cell-mediated immune response directed towards central myelin. The pathologic features are similar to MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, including perivascular and periventricular foci of inflammation and demyelination. Subpial demyelination underlying meningeal infiltrations also occurs, which is also a feature of ENCEPHALOMYELITIS, ACUTE DISSEMINATED. Passive immunization with T-cells from an afflicted animal to a normal animal also induces this condition. (From Immunol Res 1998;17(1-2):217-27; Raine CS, Textbook of Neuropathology, 2nd ed, p604-5)
Autoantibodies directed against various nuclear antigens including DNA, RNA, histones, acidic nuclear proteins, or complexes of these molecular elements. Antinuclear antibodies are found in systemic autoimmune diseases including systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren's syndrome, scleroderma, polymyositis, and mixed connective tissue disease.
Chronic inflammatory and autoimmune disease in which the salivary and lacrimal glands undergo progressive destruction by lymphocytes and plasma cells resulting in decreased production of saliva and tears. The primary form, often called sicca syndrome, involves both KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS SICCA and XEROSTOMIA. The secondary form includes, in addition, the presence of a connective tissue disease, usually rheumatoid arthritis.
Disorders caused by cellular or humoral immune responses primarily directed towards nervous system autoantigens. The immune response may be directed towards specific tissue components (e.g., myelin) and may be limited to the central nervous system (e.g., MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS) or the peripheral nervous system (e.g., GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME).
Lymphocytes responsible for cell-mediated immunity. Two types have been identified - cytotoxic (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and helper T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, HELPER-INDUCER). They are formed when lymphocytes circulate through the THYMUS GLAND and differentiate to thymocytes. When exposed to an antigen, they divide rapidly and produce large numbers of new T cells sensitized to that antigen.
A mouse substrain that is genetically predisposed to the development of systemic lupus erythematosus-like syndrome, which has been found to be clinically similar to the human disease. It has been determined that this mouse strain carries a mutation in the fas gene. Also, the MRL/lpr is a useful model to study behavioral and cognitive deficits found in autoimmune diseases and the efficacy of immunosuppressive agents.
A chronic systemic disease, primarily of the joints, marked by inflammatory changes in the synovial membranes and articular structures, widespread fibrinoid degeneration of the collagen fibers in mesenchymal tissues, and by atrophy and rarefaction of bony structures. Etiology is unknown, but autoimmune mechanisms have been implicated.
A subtype of DIABETES MELLITUS that is characterized by INSULIN deficiency. It is manifested by the sudden onset of severe HYPERGLYCEMIA, rapid progression to DIABETIC KETOACIDOSIS, and DEATH unless treated with insulin. The disease may occur at any age, but is most common in childhood or adolescence.
Morphologic alteration of small B LYMPHOCYTES or T LYMPHOCYTES in culture into large blast-like cells able to synthesize DNA and RNA and to divide mitotically. It is induced by INTERLEUKINS; MITOGENS such as PHYTOHEMAGGLUTININS, and by specific ANTIGENS. It may also occur in vivo as in GRAFT REJECTION.
CD4-positive T cells that inhibit immunopathology or autoimmune disease in vivo. They inhibit the immune response by influencing the activity of other cell types. Regulatory T-cells include naturally occurring CD4+CD25+ cells, IL-10 secreting Tr1 cells, and Th3 cells.
An autoimmune disorder mainly affecting young adults and characterized by destruction of myelin in the central nervous system. Pathologic findings include multiple sharply demarcated areas of demyelination throughout the white matter of the central nervous system. Clinical manifestations include visual loss, extra-ocular movement disorders, paresthesias, loss of sensation, weakness, dysarthria, spasticity, ataxia, and bladder dysfunction. The usual pattern is one of recurrent attacks followed by partial recovery (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, RELAPSING-REMITTING), but acute fulminating and chronic progressive forms (see MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, CHRONIC PROGRESSIVE) also occur. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p903)
The specific failure of a normally responsive individual to make an immune response to a known antigen. It results from previous contact with the antigen by an immunologically immature individual (fetus or neonate) or by an adult exposed to extreme high-dose or low-dose antigen, or by exposure to radiation, antimetabolites, antilymphocytic serum, etc.
Inflammatory disease of the THYROID GLAND due to autoimmune responses leading to lymphocytic infiltration of the gland. It is characterized by the presence of circulating thyroid antigen-specific T-CELLS and thyroid AUTOANTIBODIES. The clinical signs can range from HYPOTHYROIDISM to THYROTOXICOSIS depending on the type of autoimmune thyroiditis.
Lymphoid cells concerned with humoral immunity. They are short-lived cells resembling bursa-derived lymphocytes of birds in their production of immunoglobulin upon appropriate stimulation.
Inflammation of the OVARY, generally caused by an ascending infection of organisms from the endocervix.
The normal lack of the ability to produce an immunological response to autologous (self) antigens. A breakdown of self tolerance leads to autoimmune diseases. The ability to recognize the difference between self and non-self is the prime function of the immune system.
A disorder consisting of areas of macular depigmentation, commonly on extensor aspects of extremities, on the face or neck, and in skin folds. Age of onset is often in young adulthood and the condition tends to progress gradually with lesions enlarging and extending until a quiescent state is reached.
A strain of non-obese diabetic mice developed in Japan that has been widely studied as a model for T-cell-dependent autoimmune insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus in which insulitis is a major histopathologic feature, and in which genetic susceptibility is strongly MHC-linked.
A proinflammatory cytokine produced primarily by T-LYMPHOCYTES or their precursors. Several subtypes of interleukin-17 have been identified, each of which is a product of a unique gene.
A critical subpopulation of T-lymphocytes involved in the induction of most immunological functions. The HIV virus has selective tropism for the T4 cell which expresses the CD4 phenotypic marker, a receptor for HIV. In fact, the key element in the profound immunosuppression seen in HIV infection is the depletion of this subset of T-lymphocytes.
The major immunoglobulin isotype class in normal human serum. There are several isotype subclasses of IgG, for example, IgG1, IgG2A, and IgG2B.
Subset of helper-effector T-lymphocytes which synthesize and secrete IL-17, IL-17F, and IL-22. These cytokines are involved in host defenses and tissue inflammation in autoimmune diseases.
Experimental animal models for human AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. They include GUILLAIN-BARRE SYNDROME (see NEURITIS, AUTOIMMUNE, EXPERIMENTAL); MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (see MYASTHENIA GRAVIS, AUTOIMMUNE, EXPERIMENTAL); and MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (see ENCEPHALOMYELITIS, AUTOIMMUNE, EXPERIMENTAL).
A chronic multi-system disorder of CONNECTIVE TISSUE. It is characterized by SCLEROSIS in the SKIN, the LUNGS, the HEART, the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT, the KIDNEYS, and the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM. Other important features include diseased small BLOOD VESSELS and AUTOANTIBODIES. The disorder is named for its most prominent feature (hard skin), and classified into subsets by the extent of skin thickening: LIMITED SCLERODERMA and DIFFUSE SCLERODERMA.
A latent susceptibility to disease at the genetic level, which may be activated under certain conditions.
Disorders of connective tissue, especially the joints and related structures, characterized by inflammation, degeneration, or metabolic derangement.
Naturally occurring or experimentally induced animal diseases with pathological processes sufficiently similar to those of human diseases. They are used as study models for human diseases.
Non-antibody proteins secreted by inflammatory leukocytes and some non-leukocytic cells, that act as intercellular mediators. They differ from classical hormones in that they are produced by a number of tissue or cell types rather than by specialized glands. They generally act locally in a paracrine or autocrine rather than endocrine manner.
An abundant cytosolic protein that plays a critical role in the structure of multilamellar myelin. Myelin basic protein binds to the cytosolic sides of myelin cell membranes and causes a tight adhesion between opposing cell membranes.
Laboratory mice that have been produced from a genetically manipulated EGG or EMBRYO, MAMMALIAN.
A classification of T-lymphocytes, especially into helper/inducer, suppressor/effector, and cytotoxic subsets, based on structurally or functionally different populations of cells.
A subtype of non-receptor protein tyrosine phosphatases that is characterized by the presence of an N-terminal catalytic domain and a C-terminal PROLINE-rich domain. The phosphatase subtype is predominantly expressed in LYMPHOCYTES and plays a key role in the inhibition of downstream T-LYMPHOCYTE activation. Polymorphisms in the gene that encodes this phosphatase subtype are associated with a variety of AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.
A transmembrane protein present in the MYELIN SHEATH of the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. It is one of the main autoantigens implicated in the pathogenesis of MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS.
An encapsulated lymphatic organ through which venous blood filters.
Strains of mice in which certain GENES of their GENOMES have been disrupted, or "knocked-out". To produce knockouts, using RECOMBINANT DNA technology, the normal DNA sequence of the gene being studied is altered to prevent synthesis of a normal gene product. Cloned cells in which this DNA alteration is successful are then injected into mouse EMBRYOS to produce chimeric mice. The chimeric mice are then bred to yield a strain in which all the cells of the mouse contain the disrupted gene. Knockout mice are used as EXPERIMENTAL ANIMAL MODELS for diseases (DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL) and to clarify the functions of the genes.
ARTHRITIS that is induced in experimental animals. Immunological methods and infectious agents can be used to develop experimental arthritis models. These methods include injections of stimulators of the immune response, such as an adjuvant (ADJUVANTS, IMMUNOLOGIC) or COLLAGEN.
A disorder of neuromuscular transmission characterized by weakness of cranial and skeletal muscles. Autoantibodies directed against acetylcholine receptors damage the motor endplate portion of the NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION, impairing the transmission of impulses to skeletal muscles. Clinical manifestations may include diplopia, ptosis, and weakness of facial, bulbar, respiratory, and proximal limb muscles. The disease may remain limited to the ocular muscles. THYMOMA is commonly associated with this condition. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1459)
The structure of one molecule that imitates or simulates the structure of a different molecule.
Chronic autoimmune thyroiditis, characterized by the presence of high serum thyroid AUTOANTIBODIES; GOITER; and HYPOTHYROIDISM.
Subset of helper-inducer T-lymphocytes which synthesize and secrete interleukin-2, gamma-interferon, and interleukin-12. Due to their ability to kill antigen-presenting cells and their lymphokine-mediated effector activity, Th1 cells are associated with vigorous delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions.
Form of passive immunization where previously sensitized immunologic agents (cells or serum) are transferred to non-immune recipients. When transfer of cells is used as a therapy for the treatment of neoplasms, it is called adoptive immunotherapy (IMMUNOTHERAPY, ADOPTIVE).
Conditions characterized by loss or dysfunction of myelin (see MYELIN SHEATH) in the brain, spinal cord, or optic nerves secondary to autoimmune mediated processes. This may take the form of a humoral or cellular immune response directed toward myelin or OLIGODENDROGLIA associated autoantigens.
Genetically identical individuals developed from brother and sister matings which have been carried out for twenty or more generations, or by parent x offspring matings carried out with certain restrictions. All animals within an inbred strain trace back to a common ancestor in the twentieth generation.
Mercury chloride (HgCl2). A highly toxic compound that volatizes slightly at ordinary temperature and appreciably at 100 degrees C. It is corrosive to mucous membranes and used as a topical antiseptic and disinfectant.
Glomerulonephritis associated with autoimmune disease SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS. Lupus nephritis is histologically classified into 6 classes: class I - normal glomeruli, class II - pure mesangial alterations, class III - focal segmental glomerulonephritis, class IV - diffuse glomerulonephritis, class V - diffuse membranous glomerulonephritis, and class VI - advanced sclerosing glomerulonephritis (The World Health Organization classification 1982).
Agents that suppress immune function by one of several mechanisms of action. Classical cytotoxic immunosuppressants act by inhibiting DNA synthesis. Others may act through activation of T-CELLS or by inhibiting the activation of HELPER CELLS. While immunosuppression has been brought about in the past primarily to prevent rejection of transplanted organs, new applications involving mediation of the effects of INTERLEUKINS and other CYTOKINES are emerging.
Group of chronic blistering diseases characterized histologically by ACANTHOLYSIS and blister formation within the EPIDERMIS.
Inflammation of part or all of the uvea, the middle (vascular) tunic of the eye, and commonly involving the other tunics (sclera and cornea, and the retina). (Dorland, 27th ed)
A form of cutaneous tuberculosis. It is seen predominantly in women and typically involves the NASAL MUCOSA; BUCCAL MUCOSA; and conjunctival mucosa.
Loss of scalp and body hair involving microscopically inflammatory patchy areas.
The major interferon produced by mitogenically or antigenically stimulated LYMPHOCYTES. It is structurally different from TYPE I INTERFERON and its major activity is immunoregulation. It has been implicated in the expression of CLASS II HISTOCOMPATIBILITY ANTIGENS in cells that do not normally produce them, leading to AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES.
A subclass of winged helix DNA-binding proteins that share homology with their founding member fork head protein, Drosophila.
Technique using an instrument system for making, processing, and displaying one or more measurements on individual cells obtained from a cell suspension. Cells are usually stained with one or more fluorescent dyes specific to cell components of interest, e.g., DNA, and fluorescence of each cell is measured as it rapidly transverses the excitation beam (laser or mercury arc lamp). Fluorescence provides a quantitative measure of various biochemical and biophysical properties of the cell, as well as a basis for cell sorting. Other measurable optical parameters include light absorption and light scattering, the latter being applicable to the measurement of cell size, shape, density, granularity, and stain uptake.
Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of immune system, processes, or phenomena. They include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electrical equipment.
A common form of hyperthyroidism with a diffuse hyperplastic GOITER. It is an autoimmune disorder that produces antibodies against the THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE RECEPTOR. These autoantibodies activate the TSH receptor, thereby stimulating the THYROID GLAND and hypersecretion of THYROID HORMONES. These autoantibodies can also affect the eyes (GRAVES OPHTHALMOPATHY) and the skin (Graves dermopathy).
An inhibitory T CELL receptor that is closely related to CD28 ANTIGEN. It has specificity for CD80 ANTIGEN and CD86 ANTIGEN and acts as a negative regulator of peripheral T cell function. CTLA-4 antigen is believed to play role in inducing PERIPHERAL TOLERANCE.
FIBROSIS of the hepatic parenchyma due to obstruction of BILE flow (CHOLESTASIS) in the intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts (BILE DUCTS, INTRAHEPATIC; BILE DUCTS, EXTRAHEPATIC). Primary biliary cirrhosis involves the destruction of small intra-hepatic bile ducts and bile secretion. Secondary biliary cirrhosis is produced by prolonged obstruction of large intrahepatic or extrahepatic bile ducts from a variety of causes.
Surgical removal of the thymus gland. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Antibodies produced by a single clone of cells.
Molecules on the surface of T-lymphocytes that recognize and combine with antigens. The receptors are non-covalently associated with a complex of several polypeptides collectively called CD3 antigens (ANTIGENS, CD3). Recognition of foreign antigen and the major histocompatibility complex is accomplished by a single heterodimeric antigen-receptor structure, composed of either alpha-beta (RECEPTORS, ANTIGEN, T-CELL, ALPHA-BETA) or gamma-delta (RECEPTORS, ANTIGEN, T-CELL, GAMMA-DELTA) chains.
Specialized cells of the hematopoietic system that have branch-like extensions. They are found throughout the lymphatic system, and in non-lymphoid tissues such as SKIN and the epithelia of the intestinal, respiratory, and reproductive tracts. They trap and process ANTIGENS, and present them to T-CELLS, thereby stimulating CELL-MEDIATED IMMUNITY. They are different from the non-hematopoietic FOLLICULAR DENDRITIC CELLS, which have a similar morphology and immune system function, but with respect to humoral immunity (ANTIBODY PRODUCTION).
A pathological process characterized by injury or destruction of tissues caused by a variety of cytologic and chemical reactions. It is usually manifested by typical signs of pain, heat, redness, swelling, and loss of function.
A myelin protein that is the major component of the organic solvent extractable lipoprotein complexes of whole brain. It has been the subject of much study because of its unusual physical properties. It remains soluble in chloroform even after essentially all of its bound lipids have been removed. (From Siegel et al., Basic Neurochemistry, 4th ed, p122)
Subpopulation of CD4+ lymphocytes that cooperate with other lymphocytes (either T or B) to initiate a variety of immune functions. For example, helper-inducer T-cells cooperate with B-cells to produce antibodies to thymus-dependent antigens and with other subpopulations of T-cells to initiate a variety of cell-mediated immune functions.
Autoimmune diseases affecting multiple endocrine organs. Type I is characterized by childhood onset and chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CANDIDIASIS, CHRONIC MUCOCUTANEOUS), while type II exhibits any combination of adrenal insufficiency (ADDISON'S DISEASE), lymphocytic thyroiditis (THYROIDITIS, AUTOIMMUNE;), HYPOPARATHYROIDISM; and gonadal failure. In both types organ-specific ANTIBODIES against a variety of ENDOCRINE GLANDS have been detected. The type II syndrome differs from type I in that it is associated with HLA-A1 and B8 haplotypes, onset is usually in adulthood, and candidiasis is not present.
Cells propagated in vitro in special media conducive to their growth. Cultured cells are used to study developmental, morphologic, metabolic, physiologic, and genetic processes, among others.
An immunoassay utilizing an antibody labeled with an enzyme marker such as horseradish peroxidase. While either the enzyme or the antibody is bound to an immunosorbent substrate, they both retain their biologic activity; the change in enzyme activity as a result of the enzyme-antibody-antigen reaction is proportional to the concentration of the antigen and can be measured spectrophotometrically or with the naked eye. Many variations of the method have been developed.
Differentiation antigens residing on mammalian leukocytes. CD stands for cluster of differentiation, which refers to groups of monoclonal antibodies that show similar reactivity with certain subpopulations of antigens of a particular lineage or differentiation stage. The subpopulations of antigens are also known by the same CD designation.
A single, unpaired primary lymphoid organ situated in the MEDIASTINUM, extending superiorly into the neck to the lower edge of the THYROID GLAND and inferiorly to the fourth costal cartilage. It is necessary for normal development of immunologic function early in life. By puberty, it begins to involute and much of the tissue is replaced by fat.
The intracellular transfer of information (biological activation/inhibition) through a signal pathway. In each signal transduction system, an activation/inhibition signal from a biologically active molecule (hormone, neurotransmitter) is mediated via the coupling of a receptor/enzyme to a second messenger system or to an ion channel. Signal transduction plays an important role in activating cellular functions, cell differentiation, and cell proliferation. Examples of signal transduction systems are the GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID-postsynaptic receptor-calcium ion channel system, the receptor-mediated T-cell activation pathway, and the receptor-mediated activation of phospholipases. Those coupled to membrane depolarization or intracellular release of calcium include the receptor-mediated activation of cytotoxic functions in granulocytes and the synaptic potentiation of protein kinase activation. Some signal transduction pathways may be part of larger signal transduction pathways; for example, protein kinase activation is part of the platelet activation signal pathway.
A myelin protein found in the periaxonal membrane of both the central and peripheral nervous systems myelin sheaths. It binds to cells surface receptors found on AXONS and may regulate cellular interactions between MYELIN and AXONS.
MYELIN-specific proteins that play a structural or regulatory role in the genesis and maintenance of the lamellar MYELIN SHEATH structure.
Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.
Biologically active substances whose activities affect or play a role in the functioning of the immune system.
The body's defense mechanism against foreign organisms or substances and deviant native cells. It includes the humoral immune response and the cell-mediated response and consists of a complex of interrelated cellular, molecular, and genetic components.
The capacity of a normal organism to remain unaffected by microorganisms and their toxins. It results from the presence of naturally occurring ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS, constitutional factors such as BODY TEMPERATURE and immediate acting immune cells such as NATURAL KILLER CELLS.
A constitution or condition of the body which makes the tissues react in special ways to certain extrinsic stimuli and thus tends to make the individual more than usually susceptible to certain diseases.
A low affinity interleukin-2 receptor subunit that combines with the INTERLEUKIN-2 RECEPTOR BETA SUBUNIT and the INTERLEUKIN RECEPTOR COMMON GAMMA-CHAIN to form a high affinity receptor for INTERLEUKIN-2.
A cytokine produced by a variety of cell types, including T-LYMPHOCYTES; MONOCYTES; DENDRITIC CELLS; and EPITHELIAL CELLS that exerts a variety of effects on immunoregulation and INFLAMMATION. Interleukin-10 combines with itself to form a homodimeric molecule that is the biologically active form of the protein.
Subset of helper-inducer T-lymphocytes which synthesize and secrete the interleukins IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, and IL-10. These cytokines influence B-cell development and antibody production as well as augmenting humoral responses.
Substances that are recognized by the immune system and induce an immune reaction.
A tumor necrosis factor superfamily member that plays a role in the regulation of B-LYMPHOCYTE survival. It occurs as a membrane-bound protein that is cleaved to release an biologically active soluble form with specificity to TRANSMEMBRANE ACTIVATOR AND CAML INTERACTOR PROTEIN; B-CELL ACTIVATION FACTOR RECEPTOR; and B-CELL MATURATION ANTIGEN.
Acquired hemolytic anemia due to the presence of AUTOANTIBODIES which agglutinate or lyse the patient's own RED BLOOD CELLS.
Studies which start with the identification of persons with a disease of interest and a control (comparison, referent) group without the disease. The relationship of an attribute to the disease is examined by comparing diseased and non-diseased persons with regard to the frequency or levels of the attribute in each group.
Partial proteins formed by partial hydrolysis of complete proteins or generated through PROTEIN ENGINEERING techniques.
Manipulation of the host's immune system in treatment of disease. It includes both active and passive immunization as well as immunosuppressive therapy to prevent graft rejection.
The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.
Mice bearing mutant genes which are phenotypically expressed in the animals.
Inflammation of the renal glomeruli (KIDNEY GLOMERULUS) that can be classified by the type of glomerular injuries including antibody deposition, complement activation, cellular proliferation, and glomerulosclerosis. These structural and functional abnormalities usually lead to HEMATURIA; PROTEINURIA; HYPERTENSION; and RENAL INSUFFICIENCY.
A heterogeneous group of immunocompetent cells that mediate the cellular immune response by processing and presenting antigens to the T-cells. Traditional antigen-presenting cells include MACROPHAGES; DENDRITIC CELLS; LANGERHANS CELLS; and B-LYMPHOCYTES. FOLLICULAR DENDRITIC CELLS are not traditional antigen-presenting cells, but because they hold antigen on their cell surface in the form of IMMUNE COMPLEXES for B-cell recognition they are considered so by some authors.
Inflammation of any one of the blood vessels, including the ARTERIES; VEINS; and rest of the vasculature system in the body.
An acquired disease of unknown etiology, chronic course, and tendency to recur. It is characterized by inflammation and degeneration of cartilage and can result in deformities such as floppy ear and saddle nose. Loss of cartilage in the respiratory tract can lead to respiratory obstruction.
Progressive restriction of the developmental potential and increasing specialization of function that leads to the formation of specialized cells, tissues, and organs.
A subacute or chronic inflammatory disease of muscle and skin, marked by proximal muscle weakness and a characteristic skin rash. The illness occurs with approximately equal frequency in children and adults. The skin lesions usually take the form of a purplish rash (or less often an exfoliative dermatitis) involving the nose, cheeks, forehead, upper trunk, and arms. The disease is associated with a complement mediated intramuscular microangiopathy, leading to loss of capillaries, muscle ischemia, muscle-fiber necrosis, and perifascicular atrophy. The childhood form of this disease tends to evolve into a systemic vasculitis. Dermatomyositis may occur in association with malignant neoplasms. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1405-6)
Specific molecular sites on the surface of various cells, including B-lymphocytes and macrophages, that combine with IMMUNOGLOBULIN Gs. Three subclasses exist: Fc gamma RI (the CD64 antigen, a low affinity receptor), Fc gamma RII (the CD32 antigen, a high affinity receptor), and Fc gamma RIII (the CD16 antigen, a low affinity receptor).
Disorders caused by abnormal or absent immunologic mechanisms, whether humoral, cell-mediated, or both.
Sites on an antigen that interact with specific antibodies.
Receptors present on activated T-LYMPHOCYTES and B-LYMPHOCYTES that are specific for INTERLEUKIN-2 and play an important role in LYMPHOCYTE ACTIVATION. They are heterotrimeric proteins consisting of the INTERLEUKIN-2 RECEPTOR ALPHA SUBUNIT, the INTERLEUKIN-2 RECEPTOR BETA SUBUNIT, and the INTERLEUKIN RECEPTOR COMMON GAMMA-CHAIN.
INFLAMMATION of salivary tissue (SALIVARY GLANDS), usually due to INFECTION or injuries.
Immunosuppression by reduction of circulating lymphocytes or by T-cell depletion of bone marrow. The former may be accomplished in vivo by thoracic duct drainage or administration of antilymphocyte serum. The latter is performed ex vivo on bone marrow before its transplantation.
Immunoglobulin preparations used in intravenous infusion, containing primarily IMMUNOGLOBULIN G. They are used to treat a variety of diseases associated with decreased or abnormal immunoglobulin levels including pediatric AIDS; primary HYPERGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA; SCID; CYTOMEGALOVIRUS infections in transplant recipients, LYMPHOCYTIC LEUKEMIA, CHRONIC; Kawasaki syndrome, infection in neonates, and IDIOPATHIC THROMBOCYTOPENIC PURPURA.
A classification of B-lymphocytes based on structurally or functionally different populations of cells.
The complex formed by the binding of antigen and antibody molecules. The deposition of large antigen-antibody complexes leading to tissue damage causes IMMUNE COMPLEX DISEASES.
A tumor necrosis factor receptor subtype found in a variety of tissues and on activated LYMPHOCYTES. It has specificity for FAS LIGAND and plays a role in regulation of peripheral immune responses and APOPTOSIS. Multiple isoforms of the protein exist due to multiple ALTERNATIVE SPLICING. The activated receptor signals via a conserved death domain that associates with specific TNF RECEPTOR-ASSOCIATED FACTORS in the CYTOPLASM.
Soluble factors which stimulate growth-related activities of leukocytes as well as other cell types. They enhance cell proliferation and differentiation, DNA synthesis, secretion of other biologically active molecules and responses to immune and inflammatory stimuli.
A soluble substance elaborated by antigen- or mitogen-stimulated T-LYMPHOCYTES which induces DNA synthesis in naive lymphocytes.
A chronic self-perpetuating hepatocellular INFLAMMATION of unknown cause, usually with HYPERGAMMAGLOBULINEMIA and serum AUTOANTIBODIES.
A single nucleotide variation in a genetic sequence that occurs at appreciable frequency in the population.
Alteration of the immune system or of an immune response by agents that activate or suppress its function. This can include IMMUNIZATION or administration of immunomodulatory drugs. Immunomodulation can also encompass non-therapeutic alteration of the immune system effected by endogenous or exogenous substances.
Variant forms of the same gene, occupying the same locus on homologous CHROMOSOMES, and governing the variants in production of the same gene product.
A delayed rectifier subtype of shaker potassium channels that is the predominant VOLTAGE-GATED POTASSIUM CHANNEL of T-LYMPHOCYTES.
Inflammation of the lacrimal sac. (Dorland, 27th ed)
An adrenal disease characterized by the progressive destruction of the ADRENAL CORTEX, resulting in insufficient production of ALDOSTERONE and HYDROCORTISONE. Clinical symptoms include ANOREXIA; NAUSEA; WEIGHT LOSS; MUSCLE WEAKNESS; and HYPERPIGMENTATION of the SKIN due to increase in circulating levels of ACTH precursor hormone which stimulates MELANOCYTES.
A soluble factor produced by activated T-LYMPHOCYTES that induces the expression of MHC CLASS II GENES and FC RECEPTORS on B-LYMPHOCYTES and causes their proliferation and differentiation. It also acts on T-lymphocytes, MAST CELLS, and several other hematopoietic lineage cells.
Deliberate prevention or diminution of the host's immune response. It may be nonspecific as in the administration of immunosuppressive agents (drugs or radiation) or by lymphocyte depletion or may be specific as in desensitization or the simultaneous administration of antigen and immunosuppressive drugs.
They are oval or bean shaped bodies (1 - 30 mm in diameter) located along the lymphatic system.
Any autoimmune animal disease model used in the study of MYASTHENIA GRAVIS. Injection with purified neuromuscular junction acetylcholine receptor (AChR) (see RECEPTORS, CHOLINERGIC) components results in a myasthenic syndrome that has acute and chronic phases. The motor endplate pathology, loss of acetylcholine receptors, presence of circulating anti-AChR antibodies, and electrophysiologic changes make this condition virtually identical to human myasthenia gravis. Passive transfer of AChR antibodies or lymphocytes from afflicted animals to normals induces passive transfer experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1997, Ch 54, p3)
An orphan nuclear receptor found in the THYMUS where it plays a role in regulating the development and maturation of thymocytes. An isoform of this protein, referred to as RORgammaT, is produced by an alternatively transcribed mRNA.
55-kDa antigens found on HELPER-INDUCER T-LYMPHOCYTES and on a variety of other immune cell types. CD4 antigens are members of the immunoglobulin supergene family and are implicated as associative recognition elements in MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX class II-restricted immune responses. On T-lymphocytes they define the helper/inducer subset. CD4 antigens also serve as INTERLEUKIN-15 receptors and bind to the HIV receptors, binding directly to the HIV ENVELOPE PROTEIN GP120.
One of the mechanisms by which CELL DEATH occurs (compare with NECROSIS and AUTOPHAGOCYTOSIS). Apoptosis is the mechanism responsible for the physiological deletion of cells and appears to be intrinsically programmed. It is characterized by distinctive morphologic changes in the nucleus and cytoplasm, chromatin cleavage at regularly spaced sites, and the endonucleolytic cleavage of genomic DNA; (DNA FRAGMENTATION); at internucleosomal sites. This mode of cell death serves as a balance to mitosis in regulating the size of animal tissues and in mediating pathologic processes associated with tumor growth.
Immunoglobulin molecules having a specific amino acid sequence by virtue of which they interact only with the ANTIGEN (or a very similar shape) that induced their synthesis in cells of the lymphoid series (especially PLASMA CELLS).
B-cells that have a role in regulating the immune response including the production of CYTOKINES. This function is in addition to their traditional role in making antibodies.
Protection from an infectious disease agent that is mediated by B- and T- LYMPHOCYTES following exposure to specific antigen, and characterized by IMMUNOLOGIC MEMORY. It can result from either previous infection with that agent or vaccination (IMMUNITY, ACTIVE), or transfer of antibody or lymphocytes from an immune donor (IMMUNIZATION, PASSIVE).
Thrombocytopenia occurring in the absence of toxic exposure or a disease associated with decreased platelets. It is mediated by immune mechanisms, in most cases IMMUNOGLOBULIN G autoantibodies which attach to platelets and subsequently undergo destruction by macrophages. The disease is seen in acute (affecting children) and chronic (adult) forms.
A common genetically determined, chronic, inflammatory skin disease characterized by rounded erythematous, dry, scaling patches. The lesions have a predilection for nails, scalp, genitalia, extensor surfaces, and the lumbosacral region. Accelerated epidermopoiesis is considered to be the fundamental pathologic feature in psoriasis.
A critical subpopulation of regulatory T-lymphocytes involved in MHC Class I-restricted interactions. They include both cytotoxic T-lymphocytes (T-LYMPHOCYTES, CYTOTOXIC) and CD8+ suppressor T-lymphocytes.
Any of the processes by which nuclear, cytoplasmic, or intercellular factors influence the differential control (induction or repression) of gene action at the level of transcription or translation.
Diseases of LYMPH; LYMPH NODES; or LYMPHATIC VESSELS.
Deliberate stimulation of the host's immune response. ACTIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of ANTIGENS or IMMUNOLOGIC ADJUVANTS. PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of IMMUNE SERA or LYMPHOCYTES or their extracts (e.g., transfer factor, immune RNA) or transplantation of immunocompetent cell producing tissue (thymus or bone marrow).
Large, transmembrane, non-covalently linked glycoproteins (alpha and beta). Both chains can be polymorphic although there is more structural variation in the beta chains. The class II antigens in humans are called HLA-D ANTIGENS and are coded by a gene on chromosome 6. In mice, two genes named IA and IE on chromosome 17 code for the H-2 antigens. The antigens are found on B-lymphocytes, macrophages, epidermal cells, and sperm and are thought to mediate the competence of and cellular cooperation in the immune response. The term IA antigens used to refer only to the proteins encoded by the IA genes in the mouse, but is now used as a generic term for any class II histocompatibility antigen.
A malabsorption syndrome that is precipitated by the ingestion of foods containing GLUTEN, such as wheat, rye, and barley. It is characterized by INFLAMMATION of the SMALL INTESTINE, loss of MICROVILLI structure, failed INTESTINAL ABSORPTION, and MALNUTRITION.
The genetic region which contains the loci of genes which determine the structure of the serologically defined (SD) and lymphocyte-defined (LD) TRANSPLANTATION ANTIGENS, genes which control the structure of the IMMUNE RESPONSE-ASSOCIATED ANTIGENS, HUMAN; the IMMUNE RESPONSE GENES which control the ability of an animal to respond immunologically to antigenic stimuli, and genes which determine the structure and/or level of the first four components of complement.
Reduction in the number of lymphocytes.
A class of immunoglobulin bearing mu chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN MU-CHAINS). IgM can fix COMPLEMENT. The name comes from its high molecular weight and originally being called a macroglobulin.
All of the processes involved in increasing CELL NUMBER including CELL DIVISION.
Antigenic determinants recognized and bound by the T-cell receptor. Epitopes recognized by the T-cell receptor are often located in the inner, unexposed side of the antigen, and become accessible to the T-cell receptors after proteolytic processing of the antigen.
Antibodies found in adult RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS patients that are directed against GAMMA-CHAIN IMMUNOGLOBULINS.
The property of antibodies which enables them to react with some ANTIGENIC DETERMINANTS and not with others. Specificity is dependent on chemical composition, physical forces, and molecular structure at the binding site.
Multi-subunit proteins which function in IMMUNITY. They are produced by B LYMPHOCYTES from the IMMUNOGLOBULIN GENES. They are comprised of two heavy (IMMUNOGLOBULIN HEAVY CHAINS) and two light chains (IMMUNOGLOBULIN LIGHT CHAINS) with additional ancillary polypeptide chains depending on their isoforms. The variety of isoforms include monomeric or polymeric forms, and transmembrane forms (B-CELL ANTIGEN RECEPTORS) or secreted forms (ANTIBODIES). They are divided by the amino acid sequence of their heavy chains into five classes (IMMUNOGLOBULIN A; IMMUNOGLOBULIN D; IMMUNOGLOBULIN E; IMMUNOGLOBULIN G; IMMUNOGLOBULIN M) and various subclasses.
A highly vascularized endocrine gland consisting of two lobes joined by a thin band of tissue with one lobe on each side of the TRACHEA. It secretes THYROID HORMONES from the follicular cells and CALCITONIN from the parafollicular cells thereby regulating METABOLISM and CALCIUM level in blood, respectively.
The process by which antigen is presented to lymphocytes in a form they can recognize. This is performed by antigen presenting cells (APCs). Some antigens require processing before they can be recognized. Antigen processing consists of ingestion and partial digestion of the antigen by the APC, followed by presentation of fragments on the cell surface. (From Rosen et al., Dictionary of Immunology, 1989)
Antigens expressed primarily on the membranes of living cells during sequential stages of maturation and differentiation. As immunologic markers they have high organ and tissue specificity and are useful as probes in studies of normal cell development as well as neoplastic transformation.
Inflammation of a muscle or muscle tissue.
Pathological processes involving the THYROID GLAND.
Unglycosylated phosphoproteins expressed only on B-cells. They are regulators of transmembrane Ca2+ conductance and thought to play a role in B-cell activation and proliferation.
White blood cells formed in the body's lymphoid tissue. The nucleus is round or ovoid with coarse, irregularly clumped chromatin while the cytoplasm is typically pale blue with azurophilic (if any) granules. Most lymphocytes can be classified as either T or B (with subpopulations of each), or NATURAL KILLER CELLS.
Glands that secrete SALIVA in the MOUTH. There are three pairs of salivary glands (PAROTID GLAND; SUBLINGUAL GLAND; SUBMANDIBULAR GLAND).
T-cell receptors composed of CD3-associated alpha and beta polypeptide chains and expressed primarily in CD4+ or CD8+ T-cells. Unlike immunoglobulins, the alpha-beta T-cell receptors recognize antigens only when presented in association with major histocompatibility (MHC) molecules.
Functional inactivation of T- or B-lymphocytes rendering them incapable of eliciting an immune response to antigen. This occurs through different mechanisms in the two kinds of lymphocytes and can contribute to SELF TOLERANCE.
The number of LYMPHOCYTES per unit volume of BLOOD.
Antibodies obtained from a single clone of cells grown in mice or rats.
Combinations of diagnostic or therapeutic substances linked with specific immune substances such as IMMUNOGLOBULINS; MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES; or ANTIGENS. Often the diagnostic or therapeutic substance is a radionuclide. These conjugates are useful tools for specific targeting of DRUGS and RADIOISOTOPES in the CHEMOTHERAPY and RADIOIMMUNOTHERAPY of certain cancers.
Process of classifying cells of the immune system based on structural and functional differences. The process is commonly used to analyze and sort T-lymphocytes into subsets based on CD antigens by the technique of flow cytometry.
The occurrence in an individual of two or more cell populations of different chromosomal constitutions, derived from different individuals. This contrasts with MOSAICISM in which the different cell populations are derived from a single individual.
Glycoproteins found on the membrane or surface of cells.
A heterodimeric cytokine that plays a role in innate and adaptive immune responses. Interleukin-23 is comprised of a unique 19 kDa subunit and 40 kDa subunit that is shared with INTERLEUKIN-12. It is produced by DENDRITIC CELLS; MACROPHAGES and a variety of other immune cells
The genetic constitution of the individual, comprising the ALLELES present at each GENETIC LOCUS.
A syndrome with overlapping clinical features of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyositis, and Raynaud's phenomenon. The disease is differentially characterized by high serum titers of antibodies to ribonuclease-sensitive extractable (saline soluble) nuclear antigen and a "speckled" epidermal nuclear staining pattern on direct immunofluorescence.
Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.
A group of the D-related HLA antigens found to differ from the DR antigens in genetic locus and therefore inheritance. These antigens are polymorphic glycoproteins comprising alpha and beta chains and are found on lymphoid and other cells, often associated with certain diseases.
An experimental animal model for the demyelinating disease of GUILLAINE-BARRE SYNDROME. In the most frequently used protocol, animals are injected with a peripheral nerve tissue protein homogenate. After approximately 2 weeks the animals develop a neuropathy secondary to a T cell-mediated autoimmune response directed towards the MYELIN P2 PROTEIN in peripheral nerves. Pathologic findings include a perivascular accumulation of macrophages and T lymphocytes in the peripheral nervous system, similar to that seen in the Guillaine-Barre syndrome. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1314; J Neuroimmunol 1998 Apr 1;84(1):40-52)
A desmosomal cadherin that is an autoantigen in the acquired skin disorder PEMPHIGUS VULGARIS.
The outward appearance of the individual. It is the product of interactions between genes, and between the GENOTYPE and the environment.
Costimulatory T-LYMPHOCYTE receptors that have specificity for CD80 ANTIGEN and CD86 ANTIGEN. Activation of this receptor results in increased T-cell proliferation, cytokine production and promotion of T-cell survival.
A subclass of HLA-D antigens that consist of alpha and beta chains. The inheritance of HLA-DR antigens differs from that of the HLA-DQ ANTIGENS and HLA-DP ANTIGENS.
Mature LYMPHOCYTES and MONOCYTES transported by the blood to the body's extravascular space. They are morphologically distinguishable from mature granulocytic leukocytes by their large, non-lobed nuclei and lack of coarse, heavily stained cytoplasmic granules.
The production of ANTIBODIES by proliferating and differentiated B-LYMPHOCYTES under stimulation by ANTIGENS.
Mouse strains constructed to possess identical genotypes except for a difference at a single gene locus.
Deliberate breeding of two different individuals that results in offspring that carry part of the genetic material of each parent. The parent organisms must be genetically compatible and may be from different varieties or closely related species.
Serological reactions in which an antiserum against one antigen reacts with a non-identical but closely related antigen.
Cell surface receptors for INTERLEUKIN-17. Several subtypes of receptors have been found, each with its own in specificity for interleukin-17 subtype.
A syndrome characterized by bilateral granulomatous UVEITIS with IRITIS and secondary GLAUCOMA, premature ALOPECIA, symmetrical VITILIGO, poliosis circumscripta (a strand of depigmented hair), HEARING DISORDERS, and meningeal signs (neck stiffness and headache). Examination of the cerebrospinal fluid reveals a pattern consistent with MENINGITIS, ASEPTIC. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p748; Surv Ophthalmol 1995 Jan;39(4):265-292)
Serum glycoprotein produced by activated MACROPHAGES and other mammalian MONONUCLEAR LEUKOCYTES. It has necrotizing activity against tumor cell lines and increases ability to reject tumor transplants. Also known as TNF-alpha, it is only 30% homologous to TNF-beta (LYMPHOTOXIN), but they share TNF RECEPTORS.
Inflammatory diseases of the THYROID GLAND. Thyroiditis can be classified into acute (THYROIDITIS, SUPPURATIVE), subacute (granulomatous and lymphocytic), chronic fibrous (Riedel's), chronic lymphocytic (HASHIMOTO DISEASE), transient (POSTPARTUM THYROIDITIS), and other AUTOIMMUNE THYROIDITIS subtypes.
An antigen solution emulsified in mineral oil. The complete form is made up of killed, dried mycobacteria, usually M. tuberculosis, suspended in the oil phase. It is effective in stimulating cell-mediated immunity (IMMUNITY, CELLULAR) and potentiates the production of certain IMMUNOGLOBULINS in some animals. The incomplete form does not contain mycobacteria.
A chronic and relatively benign subepidermal blistering disease usually of the elderly and without histopathologic acantholysis.
A general term for diseases produced by viruses.
A pyridoxal-phosphate protein that catalyzes the alpha-decarboxylation of L-glutamic acid to form gamma-aminobutyric acid and carbon dioxide. The enzyme is found in bacteria and in invertebrate and vertebrate nervous systems. It is the rate-limiting enzyme in determining GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID levels in normal nervous tissues. The brain enzyme also acts on L-cysteate, L-cysteine sulfinate, and L-aspartate. EC 4.1.1.15.
Diseases characterized by inflammation involving multiple muscles. This may occur as an acute or chronic condition associated with medication toxicity (DRUG TOXICITY); CONNECTIVE TISSUE DISEASES; infections; malignant NEOPLASMS; and other disorders. The term polymyositis is frequently used to refer to a specific clinical entity characterized by subacute or slowly progressing symmetrical weakness primarily affecting the proximal limb and trunk muscles. The illness may occur at any age, but is most frequent in the fourth to sixth decade of life. Weakness of pharyngeal and laryngeal muscles, interstitial lung disease, and inflammation of the myocardium may also occur. Muscle biopsy reveals widespread destruction of segments of muscle fibers and an inflammatory cellular response. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1404-9)
Inflammation of the RETINA. It is rarely limited to the retina, but is commonly associated with diseases of the choroid (CHORIORETINITIS) and of the OPTIC DISK (neuroretinitis).
Disorders characterized by proliferation of lymphoid tissue, general or unspecified.
Cell surface receptors for interleukin 21. They are heterodimeric proteins found on DENDRITIC CELLS and LYMPHOCYTES that consist of the INTERLEUKIN-21 RECEPTOR ALPHA SUBUNIT and the CYTOKINE RECEPTOR COMMON BETA SUBUNIT.
The main information-processing organs of the nervous system, consisting of the brain, spinal cord, and meninges.
A subtype of HLA-DRB beta chains that includes over one hundred allele variants. The HLA-DRB1 subtype is associated with several of the HLA-DR SEROLOGICAL SUBTYPES.
Arthritis of children, with onset before 16 years of age. The terms juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) refer to classification systems for chronic arthritis in children. Only one subtype of juvenile arthritis (polyarticular-onset, rheumatoid factor-positive) clinically resembles adult rheumatoid arthritis and is considered its childhood equivalent.
Inflammatory processes of the muscular walls of the heart (MYOCARDIUM) which result in injury to the cardiac muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Manifestations range from subclinical to sudden death (DEATH, SUDDEN). Myocarditis in association with cardiac dysfunction is classified as inflammatory CARDIOMYOPATHY usually caused by INFECTION, autoimmune diseases, or responses to toxic substances. Myocarditis is also a common cause of DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY and other cardiomyopathies.
The genetic constitution of individuals with respect to one member of a pair of allelic genes, or sets of genes that are closely linked and tend to be inherited together such as those of the MAJOR HISTOCOMPATIBILITY COMPLEX.
The endogenous compounds that mediate inflammation (AUTACOIDS) and related exogenous compounds including the synthetic prostaglandins (PROSTAGLANDINS, SYNTHETIC).
A form of lupus erythematosus in which the skin may be the only organ involved or in which skin involvement precedes the spread into other body systems. It has been classified into three forms - acute (= LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, SYSTEMIC with skin lesions), subacute, and chronic (= LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS, DISCOID).
Structural abnormalities of the central or peripheral nervous system resulting primarily from defects of embryogenesis.
A specific immune response elicited by a specific dose of an immunologically active substance or cell in an organism, tissue, or cell.

Fas on renal parenchymal cells does not promote autoimmune nephritis in MRL mice. (1/6282)

BACKGROUND: Although Fas on pancreatic islets promotes autoimmune diabetes in mice, the role of Fas expression on kidney parenchymal cells during autoimmune disease is unknown. METHODS: To determine whether Fas on renal parenchymal cells promotes autoimmune renal destruction, we compared apoptosis and pathology in Fas-intact and Fas-deficient kidneys in an autoimmune milieu. For this purpose, we transplanted single, normal kidneys from MRL-++ (Fas-intact) mice (3 months of age) into age-matched, congenic MRL-Faslpr (Fas-deficient) recipients after removal of nephritic kidneys. These Fas-intact kidneys were compared with Fas-deficient nephritic kidneys. RESULTS: There is a progressive increase of FasL on kidney-infiltrating cells and Fas and FasL on renal parenchymal cells in MRL-++ kidneys during engraftment (0, 2, 4-6, and 8 weeks). By comparison, we detected an increase in FasL in MRL-Faslpr kidneys (3 to 5 months of age), whereas Fas was not detectable. The engagement of T cells bearing FasL with Fas expressing tubular epithelial cells (TECs) induced TEC apoptosis in vitro. However, apoptosis and pathology were similar in kidneys (MRL-++, 8 weeks postengraftment vs. MRL-Faslpr, 5 months) with equivalent amounts of FasL-infiltrating cells or FasL TECs, regardless of Fas on renal parenchymal cells. CONCLUSION: The expression of Fas on renal parenchymal cells does not increase apoptosis or promote renal disease in MRL-++ mice. We speculate that the autoimmune milieu evokes mechanisms that mask, counter, or pre-empt Fas-FasL-initiated apoptosis in MRL kidneys.  (+info)

Identification of a subpopulation of lymphocytes in human peripheral blood cytotoxic to autologous fibroblasts. (2/6282)

A naturally occurring subpopulation of human peripheral blood lymphocytes is cytotoxic to autologous and/or allogeneic fibroblasts. The autocytotoxic lymphocytes have a receptor for the third component of complement and for aggregated gamma globulin, do not form rosettes with sheep red blood cells, and are not removed by passage through nylon. The autocytotoxic subpopulation is not present in the thymus and tonsils of normal children or in the peripheral blood of individuals with X-linked agammaglobulinemia. Fibroblast absorption experiments demonstrate that the autocytotoxic cells are "sensitized" to antigens expressed on allogeneic fibroblasts in addition to the antigens expressed on autologous cells. Some normal individuals have a second subpopulation of lymphocytes that may "regulate" the autocytotoxic cells. The relevance of these observations to the murine autocytotoxic cells is discussed.  (+info)

Chlamydia infections and heart disease linked through antigenic mimicry. (3/6282)

Chlamydia infections are epidemiologically linked to human heart disease. A peptide from the murine heart muscle-specific alpha myosin heavy chain that has sequence homology to the 60-kilodalton cysteine-rich outer membrane proteins of Chlamydia pneumoniae, C. psittaci, and C. trachomatis was shown to induce autoimmune inflammatory heart disease in mice. Injection of the homologous Chlamydia peptides into mice also induced perivascular inflammation, fibrotic changes, and blood vessel occlusion in the heart, as well as triggering T and B cell reactivity to the homologous endogenous heart muscle-specific peptide. Chlamydia DNA functioned as an adjuvant in the triggering of peptide-induced inflammatory heart disease. Infection with C. trachomatis led to the production of autoantibodies to heart muscle-specific epitopes. Thus, Chlamydia-mediated heart disease is induced by antigenic mimicry of a heart muscle-specific protein.  (+info)

Crossreactive recognition of viral, self, and bacterial peptide ligands by human class I-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocyte clonotypes: implications for molecular mimicry in autoimmune disease. (4/6282)

The immunodominant, CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocyte (CTL) response to the HLA-B8-restricted peptide, RAKFKQLL, located in the Epstein-Barr virus immediate-early antigen, BZLF1, is characterized by a diverse T cell receptor (TCR) repertoire. Here, we show that this diversity can be partitioned on the basis of crossreactive cytotoxicity patterns involving the recognition of a self peptide-RSKFRQIV-located in a serine/threonine kinase and a bacterial peptide-RRKYKQII-located in Staphylococcus aureus replication initiation protein. Thus CTL clones that recognized the viral, self, and bacterial peptides expressed a highly restricted alphabeta TCR phenotype. The CTL clones that recognized viral and self peptides were more oligoclonal, whereas clones that strictly recognized the viral peptide displayed a diverse TCR profile. Interestingly, the self and bacterial peptides equally were substantially less effective than the cognate viral peptide in sensitizing target cell lysis, and also resulted only in a weak reactivation of memory CTLs in limiting dilution assays, whereas the cognate peptide was highly immunogenic. The described crossreactions show that human antiviral, CD8(+) CTL responses can be shaped by peptide ligands derived from autoantigens and environmental bacterial antigens, thereby providing a firm structural basis for molecular mimicry involving class I-restricted CTLs in the pathogenesis of autoimmune disease.  (+info)

MHC class II gene associations with autoantibodies to U1A and SmD1 proteins. (5/6282)

Autoantibodies against U small nuclear ribonucleoproteins (snRNP) are frequently present in the serum of patients with systemic rheumatic diseases, and have been reported to be associated with HLA-DR and -DQ genes. To better define the role of HLA genes in the production of such antibodies, we studied immunogenetic associations with autoantibodies reacting with U1 RNP, U1A and SmD1 proteins, and synthetic peptides containing immunodominant linear epitopes of these proteins. Only two out of the 15 overlapping peptides of U1A (i.e. peptides 35-58 and 257-282) and three of 11 peptides of SmD1 (i.e. peptides 1-20, 44-67 and 97-119) were significantly recognized by patients' sera selected on the basis of their antibody positivity with RNP in immunodiffusion. The distribution of DRB1, DQB1 and DPB1 alleles among the anti-RNP antibody-positive patients (n = 28) and healthy control subjects was similar. Antibodies against U1A (tested in Western immunoblotting with HeLa cell extracts) were positively associated to DRB1*06 allele; antibodies reacting with SmD1 peptide 44-67 were negatively associated to DRB1*02 and DQB1*0602 alleles. No association was found between DPB1 alleles and antibodies reacting with U1A and SmD1 antigens. This first study reporting an association between autoantibodies reacting with U1A and SmD1 proteins (and peptides of these proteins), and immunogenetic markers suggest that the production of antibody subsets directed against different components (or regions of these proteins) bound to the same snRNP particle is associated with distinct MHC class II alleles.  (+info)

Non-coding plasmid DNA induces IFN-gamma in vivo and suppresses autoimmune encephalomyelitis. (6/6282)

Regulatory sequences used in plasmids for naked DNA vaccination can modulate cytokine production in vivo. We demonstrate here that injection of plasmid DNA can suppress the prototypic T cell-mediated autoimmune disease, experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, by inducing IFN-gamma.  (+info)

IL-4 and IL-10 are both required for the induction of oral tolerance. (7/6282)

Protection from the development of experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU) can be induced by feeding mice interphotoreceptor retinoid binding protein before uveitogenic challenge with the same protein. Two different regimens are equally effective in inducing protective tolerance, although they seem to do so through different mechanisms: one involving regulatory cytokines (IL-4, IL-10, and TGF-beta), and the other with minimal involvement of cytokines. Here we studied the importance of IL-4 and IL-10 for the development of oral tolerance using mice genetically engineered to lack either one or both of these cytokines. In these animals we were able to protect against EAU only through the regimen inducing cytokine-independent tolerance. When these animals were fed a regimen that in the wild-type animal is thought to predominantly induce regulatory cells and is associated with cytokine secretion, they were not protected from EAU. Interestingly, both regimens were associated with reduced IL-2 production and proliferation in response to interphotoreceptor retinoid binding protein. These findings indicate that both IL-4 and IL-10 are required for induction of protective oral tolerance dependent on regulatory cytokines, and that one cytokine cannot substitute for the other in this process. These data also underscore the fact that oral tolerance, manifested as suppression of proliferation and IL-2 production, is not synonymous with protection from disease.  (+info)

Pregnancy ameliorates induction and expression of experimental autoimmune uveitis. (8/6282)

Female patients suffering from autoimmune uveitis are reported to experience a temporary remission during pregnancy. Experimental autoimmune uveitis (EAU) is a model for human uveitis. Here we examine the effect of pregnancy on the development of EAU and its associated immunological responses. Susceptible C57BL/6 mice were immunized with interphotoreceptor retinoid-binding protein (IRBP). EAU scores and Ag-specific responses were evaluated 21 days later. Mice immunized during pregnancy developed significantly less EAU than nonpregnant controls. Their lymph node cells and splenocytes produced a distinct pattern of cytokines in response to IRBP: reduced IFN-gamma and IL-12 p40, but unchanged levels of TNF-alpha, IL-4, IL-5, and IL-10. Anti-IRBP Ab isotypes revealed an up-regulation of IgG1, indicating a possible Th2 bias at the humoral level. Ag-specific proliferation and delayed hypersensitivity, as well as mitogen-induced IFN-gamma production, remained undiminished, arguing against an overall immune deficit. Interestingly, pregnant mice that received an infusion of IRBP-primed lymphoid cells from nonpregnant donors also developed reduced EAU, suggesting that pregnancy suppresses not only the generation, but also the function of mature uveitogenic effector T cells. Pregnant mice at the time of immunization exhibited elevated levels of TGF-beta, but not of IL-10, in the serum. We suggest that protection from EAU during pregnancy is due primarily to a selective reduction of Ag-specific Th1 responses with only marginal enhancement of Th2 function, and that these effects may in part be secondary to elevated systemic levels of TGF-beta.  (+info)

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IF you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have an autoimmune disease, and this book is the medicine you need. Among the most prevalent forms of chronic illness in this country, autoimmune disease affects nearly 23.5 million Americans. This epidemic-a result of the toxins in our diet; exposure to chemicals, heavy metals, and antibiotics; and unprecedented stress levels-has caused millions to suffer from autoimmune conditions such as Graves disease, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohns disease, celiac disease, lupus, and more. In The Immune System Recovery Plan, Dr. Susan Blum, one of the most sought-after experts in the field of functional medicine, shares the four-step program she used to treat her own serious autoimmune condition and help countless patients reverse their symptoms, heal their immune systems, and prevent future illness ...
NE nurse Susan Alvarado says autoimmune diseases can be triggered by different events.. Some are more genetic. Some are more environmental, she said. Some are chemically induced.. Alvarado said it is important students let their campus nurse know about their condition and to let student accessibility resources know if they have special needs.. The more common autoimmune diseases are lupus, psoriasis, celiac disease and Type 1 diabetes. Over 80 different autoimmune diseases exist, and they affect the body differently.. For example, rheumatoid arthritis causes inflammation of the joints, and multiple sclerosis occurs when the immune system strips away the protective covering on nerves.. Some people can live regular lives while some remain sick and in debilitating pain.. Autoimmune diseases affect up to 50 million Americans, which is more than cancer and heart disease, according to the American Autoimmune Related Disease Association, which acknowledges March as Autoimmune Disease Awareness ...
An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system, which defends your body against disease, decides your healthy cells are foreign invaders. As a result your immune system attacks healthy cells.. Psoriasis, arthritis, type 1 diabetes, chronic fatigue are all types of autoimmune disease (scroll down to see more). Depending on the type, an autoimmune disease can affect one or many different types of body tissue. It can affect all the organs, bones and cells: the skin, thyroid gland, pancreas, the joints, muscles and brain etc, it can also cause abnormal organ growth and changes organ function.. There are many types of autoimmune disease, many of which have similar symptoms, making diagnosis difficult. It is also possible to have more than one at the same time.. Autoimmune diseases usually fluctuate between periods of remission (where there are no symptoms) and flare-ups (where all symptoms are activated).. There are currently no cures for autoimmune disease so medication is used to treat the ...
Heart disease. Cancer. Diabetes. These are commonly understood health conditions. However, unless someone is diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, or knows someone who is, there seems to be a lot of confusion about what autoimmune disease is and how it develops.. I have an autoimmune disease, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, and know many people that have various autoimmune diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. There is a lot of misunderstanding and I want to help clear up as much I can.. To break it down for you, here are my top eight things you should know about autoimmune disease:. ...
This is the link re all Autoimmune Diseases. Its on now. Episode 1 Overview What really is auto-immune disease? The true impact of auto-immune disease in US and other countries. What is...
Market Insights. According to American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA), autoimmune diseases are caused by functional turbulence caused to immune system. Autoimmune reactions occur when the immune system produces autoantibodies that attack and destroy healthy tissues in the body rather than infectious agents. These autoantibodies cause inflammation, pain, and organ damage. Autoimmune disease is one of the top 10 leading causes of death in girls and women in all age groups up to 64 years of age. A close genetic relationship exists among autoimmune disease, explaining clustering in individuals and families as well as a common pathway of disease. The currently available treatment comprises chemical-based drugs such as immunosuppressant, corticosteroids and NSAIDs. Biological drugs are considered as the most developing segment of autoimmune diseases treatment market due to target-specific activity, less side-effects and high patient compliance compared to chemical- based drugs. The ...
Tel Aviv, Israel, February 2, 2010 - Compugen Ltd. (NASDAQ: CGEN) announced today the discovery and experimental validation of CGEN-15001 for the treatment of autoimmune disorders. CGEN-15001 is the extracellular region of a previously unknown membrane protein in the B7/CD28 family. The existence and potential utility of the newly discovered parent protein from which CGEN-15001 is derived was predicted in silico utilizing Compugens LEADS Platform and other proprietary algorithms.. Autoimmune diseases develop when defects in the immune system lead the body to attack its own cells, tissues, and organs and include more than 80 chronic, and often disabling, illnesses. Among the most common autoimmune diseases are rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, and type 1 diabetes. Collectively, autoimmune diseases are among the most prevalent diseases, affecting an estimated 25 million people in the U.S.. CGEN-15001 is a novel soluble recombinant ...
Over the last 6-9 months my symptoms have escalated. My joints have swelled. My muscles ache. Most days my body feels broken. There is a blood test called a SED rate. It tests the rate of inflammation in your body. A scale of 0 , 20 is within normal limits. When I was referred to a rheumatologist a few years ago my SED rate came back at 96. My most recent blood work showed that my SED rate was 46. It is much better than 96, but it is still very high. When I have had flair ups in the past I would just be tired and have a lot of pain. But over these last months, that has changed. I have started having swelling in my hands, debilitating bouts of exhaustion, excruciating pain, severe photosensitivity, and a lovely butterfly rash on my face. My rheumatologist seems unconcerned because I have not had a positive ANA test for Lupus and my body does not tolerate most medications that are used to treat autoimmune diseases. So, I am in the waiting process of getting a second opinion ...
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One common feature of autoimmune diseases is the inherent immune dysregulation that occurs even in the absence of immunosuppressive and immunomodulating therapies used to manage disease. Although similar immunosuppressive medications may be effective for different autoimmune diseases, the intricacies of immune dysregulation are often very specific to certain disorders. We are interested in studying the behavior of the altered immune system caused by these diseases and focus on the underlying immune response to immunological challenges that are commonly encountered. The two main interests of our group are: 1) the immunological response to pregnancy, where the immune system has to adapt to support the growing semi-allograft fetus; and 2) the immunological response to viral infection and vaccination, particularly with the varicella zoster virus.. Using epidemiological and translational approaches, we are studying the behavior of different autoimmune diseases during pregnancy as well as the outcomes ...
An autoimmune disease occurs when the bodyʹs immune system begins to attack its own healthy cells by mistake. This package includes the following screening: 1. Lupus Anticoagulant 2. Anti-Nuclear Antibody 3. Anti-DNA 4. C3 Complement 5. C4 Complement Sample for testing: Blood *Please take note that this test is only av
A Thomsonian Naturopathic Doctors View of a Common Sense Way Out of the Autoimmune Disease Mess. I am a Thomsonian Naturopathic doctor and follower of Dr Samuel Thomson (the founder 1822). He believed as I have learned from his teachings and my experience that all diseases are actually simple to explain. That the more you complicate disease and medical techniques the more that people are removed from the healing process. One of the results is what you see today in these auto-immune disease epidemic nightmares.. When I was looking at autoimmune diseases in 2004 there were at that time 65 and everyone was shocked at the high number. Sadly these diseases have nearly tripled in that short period of time and today I believe the number is close to 150. But this is not the true number as anyone of those autoimmune diseases can have any number of sub-diseases with their own symptoms. Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) for example, has about 100 sub-diseases.. Autoimmune diseases like RA are a disease where your ...
A primary characteristic of complex genetic diseases is that affected individuals tend to cluster in families (that is, familial aggregation). Aggregation of the same autoimmune condition, also referred to as familial autoimmune disease, has been extensively evaluated. However, aggregation of diverse autoimmune diseases, also known as familial autoimmunity, has been overlooked. Therefore, a systematic review and meta-analysis were performed aimed at gathering evidence about this topic. Familial autoimmunity was investigated in five major autoimmune diseases, namely, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, autoimmune thyroid disease, multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines were followed. Articles were searched in Pubmed and Embase databases. Out of a total of 61 articles, 44 were selected for final analysis. Familial autoimmunity was found in all the autoimmune diseases investigated. Aggregation of
Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology is a super-speciality of medical science which deals with diseases arising out of disturbances in the immune system of the body. Our immune system is meant to protect us (like police safeguarding a city). However when the immune system goes wrong, rather than protecting, it starts damaging the cells and tissues of the body and result in diseases which are broadly known as autoimmune diseases.. Autoimmune diseases can range from mild to severe and sometimes fatal diseases. Most of the times it affects multiple systems of the body and therefore to diagnose and treat them properly, a wholesome approach is required. For example, an autoimmune disease can simultaneously affect our skin, joints (causing arthritis), muscles (causing weakness), lung and kidney. Only a well-trained specialist can put these together into perspective and design appropriate therapy for managing the patient.. Unlike previously thought, autoimmune diseases are fairly common. It is just ...
The treatment and cure of autoimmunity remains of paramount importance. The challenges to developing successful therapies are broad, ranging from complex genetics, similarities and differences among target tissues, differential pathogenic mechanisms and an incomplete knowledge of the target antigens. We have shown that the Non-Obese Diabetes (NOD) mouse strain can be used as a mouse model of multiple autoimmune disorders (AID). These other autoimmune diseases were most apparent when regulatory T cells (Tregs) were eliminated and co-stimulatory pathways altered. For instance, NOD mice develop a spontaneous autoimmune disease of the peripheral nervous system, termed Spontaneous Autoimmune Peripheral Polyneuropathy (SAPP), in the absence of CD28 interaction with B7-2. In addition, we observed that in the complete absence of CD28 signals, NOD mice were deficient in Tregs and developed SAPP, sialadenitis, autoimmune thyroiditis and a newly appreciated autoimmune exocrine disease similar to that ...
How smart is this system?. Our immune system is dependant on distinguishing millions upon millions of foreign substances, while making sure not to attack itself in the process. It achieves this separation of self from non-self through the use of distinctive surface self marker molecules. If a foreign substance does not possess these surface molecules, then an attack is triggered against this invader or antigen. Basically an antigen is a substance that the immune system recognizes as foreign and may react and trigger a response against. These antigens may be viruses and bacteria, or even fragments of these microbes and protein molecules.. The immune system is not perfect, and may mistake normal, healthy cells, as invaders and instigate an attack against itself, against its own cells and tissues. This process is called an auto-immune disease. Some common auto-immune diseases are rheumatoid arthritis, Type 1 diabetes, systemic lupus, MS, and thyroid disease. Other times, it may react against ...
This review summarizes the epidemiologic evidence linking autoimmune diseases and psychosis. The associations between autoimmune diseases and psychosis have been studied for more than a half century, but research has intensified within the last decades, since psychosis has been associated with genetic markers of the immune system and with excess autoreactivity and other immune alterations. A range of psychiatric disorders, including psychosis, have been observed to occur more frequently in some autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus and multiple sclerosis. Many autoimmune diseases involve multiple organs and general dysfunction of the immune system, which could affect the brain and induce psychiatric symptoms. Most studies have been cross-sectional, observing an increased prevalence of a broad number of autoimmune diseases in people with psychotic disorders. Furthermore, there is some evidence of associations of psychosis with a family history of autoimmune disorders and vice ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - The progress and prospect of regulatory T cells in autoimmune diseases. AU - Zhang, Ximei. AU - Olsen, Nancy. AU - Zheng, Song Guo. PY - 2020/1/1. Y1 - 2020/1/1. N2 - Regulatory T cells (Treg) are an important immune cell population, playing a crucial role in regulating immune tolerance and preventing autoimmune diseases. These cells consist of various cell sub-populations and generally have an immunoregulatory or suppressive role against immune responses. They also have a different cell heterogeneity and each populations has own biological characteristics. Treg deficiency, reduction, instability, reduced vitality and dysfunction all account for multiple autoimmune diseases. In this review, we have systemically reviewed Treg classification, phenotypic features, regulation of Foxp3 expression, plasticity and stability of Treg as well as their relationship with several important autoimmune diseases. We particularly focus on why and how inflammatory and diet environments affect the ...
1. 면역학 I (Immunology I). 항원의 특성과 항체의 생성 및 항원항체의 결합특성, 항체의 종류, 구조, 기능 및 보체의 활성 등 면역 일반에 대해 강의한다.. This coruse offers with an extensive study of the bodys defenses aand will gain a comprehensive understanding of immunology, normal immune responses as well as hypersensitive and immunologicaldiseases. Discussions will be held on the nature of allergies and the role of the immune system in the bodys allergic teactions. Auto-immune diseases, immunization, transplantation and cancer immunology will also be considered in detail.. 2. 미생물학실험 (Microbiology Laboratory). 미생물학 이론에 근거하여 세균과 효모, 곰팡이 등의 미샘울을 안전하고 정교하게 배양하고 분리하는 기본적인ㄴ 실험 바업을 비롯하여 대량배양과 돌연변이, 발효 및 대사과정에 관련된 응용기술까지 습득한다.. Offers basic and advanced techniques of ...
The past five years have seen many scientific and biological discoveries made through the experimental design of genome-wide association studies (GWASs). These studies were aimed at detecting variants at genomic loci that are associated with complex traits in the population and, in particular, at detecting associations between common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and common diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, auto-immune diseases, and psychiatric disorders. We start by giving a number of quotes from scientists and journalists about perceived problems with GWASs. We will then briefly give the history of GWASs and focus on the discoveries made through this experimental design, what those discoveries tell us and do not tell us about the genetics and biology of complex traits, and what immediate utility has come out of these studies. Rather than giving an exhaustive review of all reported findings for all diseases and other complex traits, we focus on the results for auto-immune diseases and
First Google which vaccines cause scleroderma: https://goo.gl/pMq5wI. Then Google natural cure for scleroderma: https://goo.gl/h3KLb8. You will find every auto-immune disease (and cancer), including scleroderma, listed in the package insert of some vaccine, as a known adverse reaction.. That is the real purpose of vaccines - to drive the extremely profitable auto-immune disease & cancer industries, AND to further the elites depopulation Agenda 2030. This woman needs to WALK AWAY from the death industries, and TOWARD the true health paradigm of health through nutrition and targeted nutrition.. ...
There is concern about pesticides, especially since I relate 3 major events of a crippling illness to them, and 1 other, semi major, where my mouth and tongue were burning so bad, and I couldnt use or open my mouth for 6 months. I walked on areas that had been sprayed, then within hours was crippled and couldnt walk. Or in the case of my jaw a centipede poison pellet system was put in a badly ventilated green house, under the open floor boards of the hall, on the other side of the wall and hall outside my unventilated bedroom. Within 1 week of moving to another home...My jaw and mouth were perfectly fine.. As of February 16th 2014 from 1995, I can count 8.5 years of indescribable pain; that was totally unnecessary.... There is a direct correlation through these experiences. The event day-by-day gets worse effecting the entire body; the pain will eventually go away. This time it has taken 6 years .... You will read below I take WARFARIN... I have stopped taking it since 12-13, and have been ...
Welcome to this episode of The Tonic, terrestrially broadcast on October 24 and 25, 2020 on AM740 and FM 96.7 in Toronto. Topics covered on the show track the lifestyle articles and themes published in Tonic Magazine. This week we discuss the future of medical clinics with George Barakat, how to improve your posture with Dr. Stacy Irvine, a natural approach to thyroid health with Dr. Emily Lipinski ND and whether Covid-19 spells the death of Toronto with Mitchell Abrahams. We specifically discuss:. The Future of Health ...
Every day I am thrilled to read the testimonials of people putting their auto-immune diseases in remission thanks to The Metabolism Plan. The reason why so many auto-immune disease sufferers find their symptoms go into remission is that this protocol addresses so many of the factors that researchers believe are at the root Read more… ...
Scientists have revealed that the location of TRAF1/C5 gene on chromosome 9 plays a vital role in multiple autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
Either of two immunostimulating factors (lpr, lipopolysaccharide) enhanced the pathogenic autoimmune responses of MRL/n mice, but the serologic and immunopathologic characteristics differed. In contrast, either factor acting alone, caused minimal immunopathology in normal mice, despite autoantibody induction. Combined immunostimulation, however, caused fatal glomerulonephritis in normal-background C57BL/6 mice. These results show the profound influence of the background genome on the effects of immunostimulating agents, and show that resistance to autoimmune disease in immunologically normal mice is not absolute. ...
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We are on the topic of Cosmic Fundamentals, trying to dig down to the foundation of existence. That we are attempting to do so with words must tell us something fundamental. For either language is fundamental or it is not; if it isnt, then were kind of stuck, since it means that our primary tool of thought isnt up to the task -- like shaving with a hammer or trying to bite a wall. But if language can get the job done, well then, that bloody well says something special about language, doesnt it? Which is one reason Im always surprised that the intemperate tools among us can make such sweeping statements that nullify the significance of language. To cite the most obvious example, to say definitively -- which is to say absolutely -- that there is no God is to implicitly affirm that human language is adequate to ultimate reality. Which is a roundabout way of saying that we in are the image of the Creator. Thus, intelligence makes itself into a god instead of pointing beyond itself to its own ...
The prevalence of autoimmune diseases are increasing at a rapid rate and now affect 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men.. Over 80 autoimmune diseases have been identified and in this health talk, Amanda will discuss some of the current hypotheses around the possible causative factors. Amanda will also look at some of the most researched nutrients and dietary modifications that have shown long-lasting impact on the progression of autoimmune mechanisms.. Amanda has been in private practice for 21 years and has treated hundreds of individuals with autoimmune conditions, ranging from coeliac disease to multiple sclerosis.. Dont miss this opportunity to learn more about health from our clinic director.. DATE: Monday 1st May at the clinic. TIME: 6:30pm Talk will run for 30 minutes + opportunity to ask questions. To reserve your place please call or email reception on (02) 9555 8806 or [email protected] ...
Ari Whitten: Yeah. Lets talk about, I know heavy metals are on that list too. Lets talk about fluoride a little bit more in depth and the water issue because I think this is a really, really important one. I have done a pretty extensive review of the literature and you know, I have a good understanding of how different water filters work and stuff like that. One of the things that I know from doing this is that most peoples home filters are actually not adequate at filtering out fluoride, and most people are just unaware of this.. So, a lot of people are using these Brita style pitcher filters and that sort of thing. And they dont realize that those things dont filter out fluoride either at all or do so very minimally. And so, this is, unless you go out of your way to get super high-quality filters, either reverse osmosis or a couple other kinds of technologies, you are drinking fluoride even if you think you have a home filter and you think youre taking care of, youre not ...
| Investigators at the National Eye Institute have been probing interactions in the gut to see how they might influence the development of autoimmune diseases such as uveitis. Release | Florida...
A deficiency in one of the immune systems enzymes affects the severity of autoimmune diseases such as MS, and explains why the course of these diseases can vary so much. New findings give an insight into how this enzyme deficiency can be diagnosed, and could lead to new medicines, reveals a thesis from the Sahlgrenska Academy.
Definition of autoimmune diseases Autoimmune diseases are diseases where immune response is attacking ones own organs or tissues. It can affect small area or make itself known throughout the whole body. There are at least three classes of autoimmune diseases that are based on different immunological factors. First class is cytotoxic hypersensitivity where antibodies bind…
Results of the largest genomics study of multiple sclerosis patients ever undertaken have identified more than two dozen new genetic variants linked to disease risk, including some previously implicated in other autoimmune diseases.. The study, conducted by an international consortium of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and 129 other institutions, appears in the Aug. 11 issue of the journal Nature. Common genetic links between multiple autoimmune diseases were also confirmed in a second study by Yale and Harvard University researchers in a second study published contemporaneously in the journal PLoS Genetics.. We have known for some time that many devastating diseases of the immune system must have common genetic causes, said Chris Cotsapas, assistant professor of neurology and genetics at Yale and lead author of the PLoS paper. Now we have the outline of a map that tells us where we can look for common treatments.. In the Nature study, researchers studied the DNA from 9,772 ...
According to the Autoimmune Diseases Coordinating Committee (ADCC), between 14.7 and 23.5 million people in the USA - up to eight percent of the population are affected by autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are a family of more than 100 chronic, and often disabling, illnesses that develop when
The prevalence of autoimmunity in America is growing. There are now well over 100 different autoimmune diseases, and an estimated 50 million Americans have an autoimmune disorder ranging from Crohns disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Hashimotos disease, ulcerative colitis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis1. In general, autoimmunity is a dysfunctional immune response where our immune system attacks our healthy cells2. Any disease that results from this attack is an autoimmune disease. Because an autoimmune response can be directed toward any cell/tissue/organ, there can be hundreds of autoimmune diseases3. In almost all cases of autoimmunity, the conventional treatments are potent steroids and other drugs that suppress the immune system to relieve the symptoms4. These treatments come with a significant risks or side effects while not correcting the underlying cause of the immune system dysfunction5. Modern research is making it pretty clear that no matter ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - TCR peptide therapy in human autoimmune diseases. AU - Vandenbark, Arthur A.. AU - Morgan, Elizabeth. AU - Bartholomew, Richard. AU - Bourdette, Dennis. AU - Whitham, Ruth. AU - Carlo, Dennis. AU - Gold, Daniel. AU - Hashim, George. AU - Offner, Halina. N1 - Funding Information: The authors wish to thank Ms. Eva Niehaus for assistance in manuscript preparation. This work was supported by NIH grants NS23221 and NS23444, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Nancy Davis MS Center Without Walls, and the Department of Veterans Affairs. Some portions of this manuscript have been excerpted from a previously published review article: Vandenbark, A. A., Culbertson, N., Finn, T., Barnes, D., Buenafe, A., Burrows, G. G., Law, S., Chou, Y. K., and Offner, H. 2000. Human TCR as antigen: Homologies and potentially cross-reactive HLA-DR2-restricted epitopes within the AV and BV CDR2 loops. Crit. Rev. Immunol. 20:57-83.. PY - 2001. Y1 - 2001. N2 - Inflammatory Th1 cells reacting to ...
It is an autoimmune disease. Several types of childhood arthritis exist, the most common being juvenile idiopathic arthritis ( ... "Autoimmune Diseases". medlineplus.gov. Retrieved 2020-10-29. Takken, Tim; van der Net, Janjaap J; Helders, Paul PJM (2001-10-23 ... Juvenile arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease. The treatment of juvenile arthritis includes medications, physical therapy ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2011). Arthritis. Retrieved March 20, 2012, from Centers for Disease Control and ...
... some authors have classified them as autoimmune diseases while others have classified them as distinct from autoimmune diseases ... Topical agents are typically used for mild disease, phototherapy for moderate disease, and systemic agents for severe disease. ... Some of these genes are also involved in other autoimmune diseases. The major determinant is PSORS1, which probably accounts ... The disease affects 2-4% of the population. Men and women are affected with equal frequency. The disease may begin at any age, ...
... autoimmune diseases; genetic mutations causing spinocerebellar ataxias, gluten ataxia, Unverricht-Lundborg disease, or autism; ... Gluten ataxia is an autoimmune disease triggered by the ingestion of gluten. The death of Purkinje cells as a result of gluten ... In Alzheimer's disease, spinal pathology is sometimes seen, as well as loss of dendritic branches of the Purkinje cells. ... The neurodegenerative disease spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1) is caused by an unstable polyglutamine expansion within the ...
... and Autoimmune Diseases in a Brazilian Public Hospital". Autoimmune Diseases. 2018: 1-8. doi:10.1155/2018/9856910. PMC 6186355 ... The diagnosis of autoimmune connective tissue diseases (CTDs) is done through analysis of clinical symptoms and signs, but also ... The ENA panel helps diagnosis, distinguish between, and monitor the progression of autoimmune diseases and is performed with a ... and to monitor disease activity. In essence, it allows clinicians to exclude specific autoimmune disorders if a particular ...
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... is an inflammation of the kidneys caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease. It is a ... Autoimmune Diseases. 2012: 849684. doi:10.1155/2012/849684. PMC 3318208. PMID 22536486. Weening JJ, D'Agati VD, Schwartz MM, et ... Class IV disease (diffuse proliferative nephritis) is both the most severe, and the most common subtype. More than 50% of ... Class I disease (minimal mesangial glomerulonephritis) in its histology has a normal appearance under a light microscope, but ...
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An autoimmune disease is a condition arising from an abnormal immune response to a normal body part. There are at least 80 ... "Autoimmune diseases fact sheet". OWH. 16 July 2012. Archived from the original on 5 October 2016. Retrieved 5 October 2016. " ... Goodpasture syndrome Pernicious anemia Some types of myopathy Lyme disease (Late) Primary immune deficiency diseases are those ... types of autoimmune diseases. Nearly any body part can be involved. Common symptoms include low-grade fever and feeling tired. ...
Allergic and autoimmune diseases: non-specific treatment regimens used for these diseases may be useful in place of a simple ... Allergic and autoimmune diseases such as severe asthma, rhinitis, or urticarial, chronic sinusitis, aspirin-induced asthma, ... Diny NL, Rose NR, Čiháková D (2017). "Eosinophils in Autoimmune Diseases". Frontiers in Immunology. 8: 484. doi:10.3389/fimmu. ... Examples of diseases underlying eosinophilic myocarditis that are recommended for treatments directed at the underlying disease ...
and other autoimmune diseases. He is the author of more than 16 books and 150 scientific publications in the field of ... Textbook of Autoimmune Diseases. Volume 355. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2000. Lahita, Robert G., Rheumatoid Arthritis: ... "Textbook of the Autoimmune Diseases : Robert G. Lahita : 9780781715058". www.bookdepository.com. Retrieved 2018-09-05. "SAGE ... Lahita, Robert G., Yalof, Ina L. Women and Autoimmune Disease, The Mysterious Way the Body Betrays Itself. Regan Books, 2005. ...
Allergic and autoimmune diseases: non-specific treatment regimens used for these diseases may be useful in place of a simple ... Diny NL, Rose NR, Čiháková D (2017). "Eosinophils in Autoimmune Diseases". Frontiers in Immunology. 8: 484. doi:10.3389/fimmu. ... Examples of diseases underlying Loefflers myocarditis that are recommended for treatments directed at the underlying disease ... However, individuals with an underlying therapeutically accessible disease should be treated for this disease; in seriously ...
They have been associated with cancers; neurological, psychiatric, and autoimmune diseases; and adverse drug reactions. However ... qPCR is limited in its ability to precisely quantify gene amplifications in several diseases, including Crohn's disease, HIV-1 ... Gu, W.; Lupski, J.R. (2008). "CNV and nervous system diseases - what's new?". Cytogenetic and Genome Research. 123 (1-4): 54-64 ... Researchers have used liquid biopsy to monitor tumor load, treatment response and disease progression in cancer patients by ...
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Without that stimuli it becomes more susceptible to autoimmune diseases and allergic diseases, because of insufficiently ... of several TH1-mediated autoimmune diseases, including inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis and type I diabetes. [ ... The rise of autoimmune diseases and acute lymphoblastic leukemia in young people in the developed world was linked to the ... Studies have shown that various immunological and autoimmune diseases are much less common in the developing world than the ...
The Autoimmune Diseases (5th ed.). Academic Press. pp. 695-709. ISBN 978-0-12-384930-4. "Caspase 8 Deficiency". Online ... CEDS has features similar to ALPS, another genetic disease of apoptosis, with the addition of an immunodeficient phenotype. ... Investigators at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the US National Institutes of Health currently ... There is sometimes lymphocytic infiltrative disease in parenchymal organs, but autoimmunity is minimal and lymphoma has not ...
1043-. ISBN 978-0-12-382027-3. Fasano, A. (February 2012). "Leaky Gut and Autoimmune Diseases". Clinical Reviews in Allergy & ... Increased intestinal permeability is a factor in several diseases, such as Crohn's disease, celiac disease, type 1 diabetes, ... "Autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders and the microbiome in schizophrenia: more than a gut feeling". Schizophrenia ... atopy and allergic diseases, among others. In the majority of cases, increased permeability develops prior to disease, but the ...
Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) is an uncommon autoimmune disease of the basal cell layer of the skin. It occurs in humans ... Osborn, S. (2006). "Autoimmune Diseases in the Dog". Proceedings of the North American Veterinary Conference. Retrieved 2007-03 ... After pemphigus foliaceus, DLE is the second most common autoimmune skin disease in dogs. The most common initial symptom is ... SLE can also have skin symptoms, but it appears that the two are either separate diseases. DLE in dogs differs from SLE in ...
Autoimmune disease. Classically Sjögren's syndrome, but it is also associated with systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid ... Wrong, O; Davies HEF (1959). "The Excretion of Acid in Renal Disease". QJM. 28 (110): 259-313. PMID 13658353. Walsh SB, Shirley ... citrate tablets which not only replace potassium but also inhibit calcium excretion and thus do not exacerbate stone disease as ...
JAK3 inhibitors could aid in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, or other diseases where the immune ... "Janus kinase Inhibitors in autoimmune diseases". Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. 72: ii111-ii115. doi:10.1136/annrheumdis- ... Cytokines have an important role in autoimmune diseases and as the common γ chain cytokines interleukin IL-2, IL-4, IL-7, IL-9 ... Several therapeutic options exist for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, but the search is still going on for safer, more ...
ICL may indirectly trigger autoimmune diseases. It has been associated with several cases of autoimmune disease Sjögren ... Because all of the reported autoimmune diseases and lymphomas involve B cells, one hypothesis proposes that ICL's narrow T cell ... The Centers for Disease Control Idiopathic CD4+ T-lymphocytopenia Task Force". N Engl J Med. 328 (6): 373-9. doi:10.1056/ ... ICL is a very rare disease. In 1993, a total of 47 confirmed cases were reported in a survey sponsored by the Centers for ...
Some patients have other coexisting autoimmune diseases. anti-LGI-1 encephalitis: Patients with anti-LGI1 encephalitis have ... VGKC-complex autoimmune encephalitis is an example of the latter form. Antibodies directed against VGKC were first reported in ... The diagnosis of autoimmune encephalitis is based on the exclusion of differential diagnosis. The first step is a clinical ... Vincent A (2008). "Autoimmune channelopathies: John Newsom-Davis's work and legacy. A summary of the Newsom-Davis Memorial ...
Abnormalities of the thymus can result in a decreased number of T cells and autoimmune diseases such as autoimmune ... The condition is virtually indistinguishable from graft versus host disease. Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease most ... Specifically, the disease results from defects in the autoimmune regulator (AIRE) gene, which stimulates expression of self ... Many other autoimmune diseases may also occur. Treatment is directed at the affected organs. Thymoma-associated multiorgan ...
"TAU Expert Reviews Environmental Triggers (hairspray! Lipstick!) Of Common Autoimmune Diseases", Medical News Today.. ... The concept of the exposome has contributed to the 2010 proposal of a new paradigm in disease phenotype, "the unique disease ... This principle was first described in neoplastic diseases as "the unique tumor principle". Based on this unique disease ... If a disease process is concluded to be the result of a combination of genetic and environmental factor influences, its ...
... autoimmune and rheumatological diseases. His research has been published by way of over 450 articles; of which 287 are listed ... "Immunogenetics of Autoimmune Diseases in Asian Indians". Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 958 (1): 333-336. Bibcode: ... He has also been a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Jalma Institute of Leprosy & Other Mycobacterial Diseases, ... genes and identified that a subtype of HLA-DR2 carried a unique class II haplotype which made humans susceptible to diseases ...
POF is often associated with autoimmune diseases.[citation needed] Premature menopause: A outdated synonym for premature ... Also Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics show that the success rates for IVF with diminished ovarian reserve ... Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Assisted Reproduction Technology Ghumman, Surveen (2006). Step by Step Ovulation ... Kalantaridou SN, Braddock DT, Patronas NJ, Nelson LM (July 1999). "Treatment of autoimmune premature ovarian failure". Hum. ...
Singh, B; Schwartz, JA; Sandrock, C; Bellemore, SM; Nikoopour, E (2013). "Modulation of autoimmune diseases by interleukin (IL ... Singh B, Schwartz JA, Sandrock C, Bellemore SM, Nikoopour E (November 2013). "Modulation of autoimmune diseases by interleukin ... Th17 cells, particularly auto-specific Th17 cells, are associated with autoimmune disease such as multiple sclerosis, ... The dysregulation of Th17 cells has been associated with autoimmune disorders and inflammation. In the case of autoimmune ...
Modulation of autoimmune diseases by interleukin (IL)-17 producing regulatory T helper (Th17) cells. The Indian Journal of ... Mucosal-associated invariant T cells in autoimmunity, immune-mediated diseases and airways disease. Immunology. May 2016, 148 ( ... Immunobiology: the immune system in health and disease 5th ed. New York: Garland Pub. 2001. ISBN 978-0-8153-3642-6. OCLC ... APC-derived cytokines and T cell polarization in autoimmune inflammation. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2007-05, 117 ( ...
2014). The Autoimmune Diseases. Academic Press. p. 575. ISBN 978-0-123-84929-8. . OCLC 965646175.. ... Diseases of the endocrine system (ICD-10 Chapter IV: Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases - Endocrine diseases, E00- ... Diabetes was one of the first diseases described.[21] The importance of insulin in the disease was determined in the 1920s.[22] ... two to four times the risk of cardiovascular disease, including ischemic heart disease and stroke; a 20-fold increase in lower ...
Other autoimmune diseases that have been treated with rituximab include autoimmune hemolytic anemia, pure red cell aplasia, ... and IgG4-related disease.[27] There is some evidence that it is ineffective in treating IgA-mediated autoimmune diseases.[28] ... Autoimmune diseases[edit]. Rituximab has been shown to be an effective rheumatoid arthritis treatment in three randomised ... Bosch, Xavier; Ramos-Casals, Manuel; Khamashta, Munther A. (2013). Drugs Targeting B-Cells in Autoimmune Diseases. Springer ...
Autoimmune diseases[9]. Many recipients of HSCTs are multiple myeloma[10] or leukemia patients[11] who would not benefit from ... Graft-versus-host disease[edit]. Main article: Graft-versus-host disease. Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is an inflammatory ... "Autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplants for autoimmune disease-feasibility and transplant-related mortality. Autoimmune ... As survival following the procedure has increased, its use has expanded beyond cancer to autoimmune diseases[4][5] and ...
Mandel SJ, Brent GA, Larsen PR (September 1993). "Levothyroxine therapy in patients with thyroid disease". Annals of Internal ... "Levothyroxine treatment reduces thyroid size in children and adolescents with chronic autoimmune thyroiditis". The Journal of ... For older people (over 50 years old) and people with known or suspected ischemic heart disease, levothyroxine therapy should ... Levothyroxine is also used as interventional therapy in people with nodular thyroid disease or thyroid cancer to suppress ...
Lindvall O (2003). "Stem cells for cell therapy in Parkinson's disease". Pharmacol Res 47 (4): 279-87. PMID 12644384. ... "Human cord blood stem cell-modulated regulatory T lymphocytes reverse the autoimmune-caused type 1 diabetes in nonobese ... "Cell replacement therapy in neurological disease". Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 361 (1473): 1463-75. PMC 1664668. PMID ... "Stem-cell therapy shows promise for horse soft-tissue injury, disease". DVM Newsmagazine. Vaadatud 2013-10-21 ...
... disease of a major organ system, mistreatment, treatment with certain drugs, chromosomal deletions. Human growth hormone (HGH) ... have worked to medicalize short stature by convincing the public that short stature is a disease rather than a natural ... Autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome multiple *APS1. *APS2. *Carcinoid syndrome. *Multiple endocrine neoplasia *1 ...
2000). "TACI and BCMA are receptors for a TNF homologue implicated in B-cell autoimmune disease.". Nature 404 (6781): 995-9. ... 2007). "BAFF and rheumatic autoimmune disorders: implications for disease management and therapy.". International journal of ... Sutherland AP, Mackay F, Mackay CR (2007). "Targeting BAFF: immunomodulation for autoimmune diseases and lymphomas.". Pharmacol ... possible role in autoimmune diseases with a particular reference to rheumatoid arthritis]". Reumatismo 56 (3): 143-6. PMID ...
Mixed connective tissue disease - a disease of the autoimmune system, also undifferentiated connective tissue disease. ... Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) - a major autoimmune disease of connective tissue. *Scurvy, caused by a deficiency of ... "Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases. 17 (2): 125-139. doi:10.1016/j.numecd.2006.10.005. PMC 4426988. PMID ... Congenital diseases include Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.. *Myxomatous degeneration - a pathological weakening of ...
DQ2 are believed to also contribute to autoimmune disease.[3] Also a dozen inflammatory diseases of the immune system can ... Some disease like coeliac disease primarily associate with certain genes. While other diseases, like type 1 diabetes may have ... "Celiac disease autoantibodies in severe autoimmune liver disease and the effect of liver transplantation". Liver Int. 28 (4): ... which may also increase the risk of autoimmune disease in both Coeliac Disease and Type 1 diabetes. In systemic lupus ...
... such as diabetes and autoimmune disease; and systemic diseases that occur as a result of kidney disease, such as renal ... and autoimmune diseases (e.g., lupus), as well as congenital or genetic conditions such as polycystic kidney disease. ... Auto-immune and inflammatory kidney disease, such as vasculitis or transplant rejection, may be treated with immunosuppression ... the study of normal kidney function and kidney disease, the preservation of kidney health, and the treatment of kidney disease ...
Autoimmune. *Inflammatory. *Multiple sclerosis. *For more detailed coverage, see Template:Demyelinating diseases of CNS ... The disease exists in both rapid and slow onsets, and involves inflammation of the gray matter of the bulb.[1] Infantile PBP is ... Wilson, John Eastman (1909). Diseases of the nervous system. Boericke & Runyon. p. 296. Retrieved 5 December 2017. Infantile ... a disease that manifests itself in two forms: Fazio Londe syndrome (FL) and Brown-Vialetto-Van-Laere syndrome (BVVL).[2] ...
... autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.[7][8][11] ... Stress and disease[edit]. The HPA axis is involved in the neurobiology of mood disorders and functional illnesses, including ... There is evidence shown that the HPA axis hormones can be linked to certain stress related skin diseases and skin tumors. This ... Kim JE, Cho BK, Cho DH, Park HJ (July 2013). "Expression of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in common skin diseases: ...
... systemic diseases, organ-specific autoimmune processes, cancer or trauma.[45] That is, uveitis refers to a complex category of ... Stargardt's disease. *Uveitis: is a group of 30 intraocular inflammatory diseases[44] caused by infections, ... GBD 2015 Disease and Injury Incidence and Prevalence, Collaborators. (8 October 2016). "Global, regional, and national ... Glaucoma is a congenital and pediatric eye disease characterized by increased pressure within the eye or intraocular pressure ( ...
Immunodeficiency Diseases (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Medical. ISBN 9780071621519.. *^ a b Grimbacher B, Holland S, Gallin ... Abnormal neutrophil chemotaxis due to decreased production of interferon gamma by T lymphocytes is thought to cause the disease ... U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH): Clinical Research Studies: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ( ... The disease was linked to mutations in the STAT3 gene after cytokine profiles indicated alterations in the STAT3 pathway.[8] ...
Baizabal-Carvallo, JF; Jankovic J. (2012-07-18). "Movement disorders in autoimmune diseases". Movement disorders : official ...
autoimmune conditions (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus[5]). *infections (e.g., syphilis, malaria, hepatitis B, hepatitis C) ... 85% of MGN cases are classified as primary membranous glomerulonephritis-that is to say, the cause of the disease is idiopathic ... A large part of this difficulty is due to a lack of ability to predict which people will progress to end-stage kidney disease, ... Membranous glomerulonephritis (MGN) is a slowly progressive disease of the kidney affecting mostly people between ages of 30 ...
The appearance: e.g., purpuric (typical of vasculitis and meningococcal disease), fine and like sandpaper (typical of scarlet ... Autoimmune disorders such as psoriasis. *Lead poisoning. *Pregnancy. *Repeated scratching on a particular spot ... Fifth Disease Started as a fever and then developed a bright red rash Cheeks ... The presence of a rash may aid diagnosis; associated signs and symptoms are diagnostic of certain diseases. For example, the ...
Polycystic ovarian disease: heritability and heterogeneity. Hum. Reprod. Update. 2001, 7 (1): 3-7. PMID 11212071. doi:10.1093/ ... Prevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis in patients with polycystic ovary syndrome. Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics. 2012, ... PCOS, coronary heart disease, stroke and the influence of obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Hum. Reprod. Update. ... Imaging in Polycystic Ovary Disease. eMedicine. eMedicine. 20 April 2011 [19 November 2011].. ...
食道(英语:Esophageal disease). *食管炎(英语:Esophagitis) *食管念珠菌感染(英语:Esophageal candidiasis) ... 自體免疫性肝炎(英语:Autoimmune hepatitis). *酒精性肝炎(英语:Alcoholic hepatitis) ... 病理/条件源/母体传递(英语:Template:Diseases of maternal transmission), 齐名(英语:Template:Eponymous medical signs
Recent research suggests this may be due to an autoimmune response caused by carbon monoxide-induced changes in the myelin ... Mild and moderate forms of cerebral hypoxia may be caused by various diseases that interfere with breathing and blood ... Problems during pregnancy may include preeclampsia, maternal diabetes with vascular disease, congenital fetal infections, drug/ ... Problems after delivery can include severe prematurity, severe lung or heart disease, serious infections, trauma to the brain ...
... similar to the pathophysiology of the autoimmune skin disease, pemphigus vulgaris. Diagnosis[edit]. SSSS is a clinical ... disease,[4] Filatov's disease, or fourth disease. Although Dukes identified it as a separate entity, it is thought not to be ... Ritter's disease of the newborn is the most severe form of SSSS, with similar signs and symptoms. SSSS often includes a ... The disease presents with the widespread formation of fluid-filled blisters that are thin walled and easily ruptured, and the ...
Hepatic veno-occlusive disease, ஈரல் வாயினாள மிகையழுத்தம், Nutmeg liver) · Alcoholic liver disease · Liver failure ( ... கல்லீரல் அழற்சி (Viral hepatitis, Autoimmune hepatitis, Alcoholic hepatitis) · கல்லீரல் இழைநார் வளர்ச்சி (PBC) · கொழுப்புமிகு ... இரையக அழற்சி (Atrophic, Ménétrier's disease, இரையகக்குடலிய அழற்சி) · வயிற்றுப் புண் (Cushing ulcer, Dieulafoy's lesion) · ... Functional colonic disease (IBS, Intestinal pseudoobstruction/Ogilvie syndrome) - Megacolon/Toxic megacolon · Diverticulitis/ ...
It rises in response to allergies, parasitic infections, collagen diseases, and disease of the spleen and central nervous ... Some are autoimmune, but many are neoplastic. Another way to categorize disorders of white blood cells is qualitatively. There ... Chronic inflammation - especially juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Still's disease, Crohn's disease, ... Infectious diseases - viral (AIDS, SARS, West Nile encephalitis, hepatitis, herpes, measles, others), bacterial (TB, typhoid, ...
Others predispose to autoimmune disease, where the immune system attacks the body's own tissues, or tumours (sometimes specific ... They may predispose to infections but also to autoimmune conditions. C1q deficiency (lupus-like syndrome, rheumatoid disease, ... Chronic granulomatous disease: autosomal (NCF1) Chronic granulomatous disease: autosomal (NCF2) IL-12 and IL-23 β1 chain ... In cases of autoimmune disorders, immunosuppression therapies like corticosteroids may be prescribed. Bone marrow transplant ...
Like many autoimmune diseases, it is more common in women than in men. The exact cause is not known, but activation of the ... Secondary antiphospholipid syndrome occurs with other autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In rare ... Antiphospholipid syndrome is an autoimmune disease, in which "antiphospholipid antibodies" (anticardiolipin antibodies and ... The syndrome can be divided into primary (no underlying disease state) and secondary (in association with an underlying disease ...
"Rare Disease Database: Eosinophilia-Myalgia Syndrome". National Organization for Rare Disorders. NORD. Archived from the ... Other hypersensitivity/autoimmune. *Sjögren syndrome. Other. *Behçet's disease. *Polymyalgia rheumatica. *Eosinophilic ... Most patients recover fully, remain stable, or show slow recovery, but the disease is fatal in up to 5% of patients. ... The first case of eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome was reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in ...
... such as autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis, although endogenous retroviruses have not yet been proven to play any ... addressing treatment options for various diseases.[3][12] Retroviral mutations can be developed to make transgenic mouse models ... causal role in this class of disease.[8] While transcription was classically thought to occur only from DNA to RNA, reverse ...
Limited diseaseEdit. In generalised non-organ-threatening disease, remission can be achieved with a combination of methotrexate ... all of which feature an autoimmune attack by an abnormal type of circulating antibody termed ANCAs (antineutrophil cytoplasmic ... An early name for the disease was pathergic granulomatosis.[28] The disease is still sometimes confused with lethal midline ... GPA treatment depends on the severity of the disease.[8] Severe disease is typically treated with a combination of ...
"Autoimmune disease triggered by infection with alphaproteobacteria". Expert Rev Clin Immunol. 5 (4), s. 369-379. doi:10.1586/ ... Flavivirus: Akhurma virus,[13]Dengue,[14] Hepatit C, Kyasanur Forest disease virus,[15] Omsk hemorrhagic fever virus,[15] Sarı ... Seitz HM (1995). "[Parasitic diseases of the liver]". Verh Dtsch Ges Pathol (German). Cilt 79, s. 241-8. PMID 8600687.. KB1 ... Tandon BN, Acharya SK (April 1987). "Viral diseases involving the liver". Baillieres Clin. Gastroenterol. 1 (2), s. 211-30. ...
... and liver biopsy to diagnose autoimmune hepatitis and check for liver damage. ... Your doctor will ask you about other autoimmune diseases that you might have, such as inflammatory bowel disease or thyroid ... Diagnosis of Autoimmune Hepatitis. How do doctors diagnose autoimmune hepatitis?. Doctors diagnose autoimmune hepatitis based ... Doctors use blood tests to look for signs of autoimmune hepatitis or other liver diseases.. Imaging Tests. Your doctor may ...
... several cases of onset or exacerbations of autoimmune diseases following the vaccine shot have been reported in the literature ... "On the relationship between human papilloma virus vaccine and autoimmune disease," is destined to reopen the controversy ... they listed conditions in which HPV vaccination is most likely linked to the development of autoimmune diseases (with ... a vaccine that has been declared safe and effective the world over be connected to such a wide range of autoimmune diseases? ...
Autoimmune Disorders Definition Autoimmune disorders are conditions in which a persons immune system attacks the bodys own ... There are a variety of autoimmune disorders (also called autoimmune diseases).. An autoimmune disease can be very specific, ... There are a variety of autoimmune disorders (also called autoimmune diseases).. An autoimmune disease can be very specific, ... Autoimmune Disease Biology COPYRIGHT 2002 The Gale Group Inc.. Autoimmune Disease. In order for the immune system to protect ...
... autoimmunity examine the association between microorganisms and the development of specific categories of autoimmune diseases. ... Subsequent chapters describe the role of viruses in the induction of these diseases and of diseases with an autoimmune ... The opening chapters explore the bacterial induction of diseases considered autoimmune in nature. ... autoimmunity examine the association between microorganisms and the development of specific categories of autoimmune diseases. ...
The etiology and immunologic states of autoimmune diseases have mainly been discussed without consideration of extrathymic T ... The immunologic states of autoimmune diseases resemble those of aging, chronic GVH disease, and malarial infection. Namely, ... Segal BM, Shevach EM: IL-12 unmasks latent autoimmune disease in resistant mice. J Exp Med 1996;184:771.PubMedCrossRefGoogle ... Autoimmune disease Extrathymic T cells Autoreactivity B-1 cells Immunosuppression This is a preview of subscription content, ...
Description of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases research in the Immunology and Microbiology Program, a Ph.D. program in the ... Faculty and trainees in our program study all aspects of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases in animal models and in human ... The prototypic diseases investigated by our teams include asthma and other inflammatory lung diseases, type 1 diabetes, ... the Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases, cutting-edge Advanced Technology Cores, and collaborations with ...
The discovery suggests it could be possible to develop new treatments for glaucoma by blocking this autoimmune activity. ... A new study from MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear finds glaucoma may be an autoimmune disorder, mediated by T cells that ... A new study by MIT researchers provides evidence that glaucoma may be caused by an autoimmune disease, according to a HealthDay ... Study suggests glaucoma may be an autoimmune disease. Unexpected findings show that the bodys own immune system destroys ...
Examples include celiac disease, type 1 diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. Some of these conditions can have a severe effect ... Autoimmune diseases refer to a range of conditions where the immune system attacks healthy cells. ... Celiac disease. Also known as gluten intolerance. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease where the lining of the small ... Common autoimmune diseases. The NIH estimate that around 24 million Americans have an autoimmune disease. ...
Autoimmune bullous diseases in childhood.. Sansaricq F1, Stein SL, Petronic-Rosic V. ... Autoimmune blistering disorders are a heterogeneous group of diseases that result from autoantibodies generated against target ... Early detection and discrimination between the varied autoimmune blistering disorders can change the course of treatment and ... Physicians should have an appreciation and understanding of autoimmune blistering disorders in the pediatric population when ...
However, increasing evidence implicates the important role of mast cells in autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis and ... Here we review the current stage of knowledge about mast cells in autoimmune diseases. ... Autoimmune diseases and allergic diseases share important features. Both of them are the result of "hypersensitive" immune ... It is clear that MCs play an important role in autoimmune diseases. In conclusion, MCs can worsen disease by a number of ...
Definition Autoimmune diseases are disorders in which the bodys immune system reacts against some of its own tissue and ... Autoimmune diseases are disorders in which the bodys immune system reacts against some of its own tissue and produces ... Most autoimmune diseases cannot yet be treated directly, but are treated according to symptoms associated with the condition. ... Your doctor may also order tests to rule in or rule out specific autoimmune diseases. For example: for rheumatoid arthritis, ...
I know MS is an autoimmune disease, and it seems like many people not only have MS, but also other AI diseases (like arthritis ...
Autoimmune Disease Diagnostics Market Size, Market Share, Application Analysis, Regional Outlook, Growth, Trends, Competitive ... autoimmune disease is one of the top ten causes of women deaths. The rapidly rising demand for autoimmune disease diagnosis is ... In localized autoimmune disease segment, there are huge unmet needs of the patients for various diseases such as type 1 ... The autoimmune disease diagnostics market on the basis of product is segmented into localized and systemic disease diagnostics ...
... Joanna N. Hooten, MD; Russell P. Hall 3rd, MD; Adela R. Cardones, ... Autoimmune blistering diseases are rare, but potentially debilitating cutaneous disorders characterized by varying degrees of ... Autoimmune blistering diseases (AIBD) are a heterogeneous group of chronic, acquired disorders characterized by blister ... Topical therapy is appropriate for mild and even some moderate disease activity, but systemic treatment can be considered for ...
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Autoimmune Addison disease affects the function of the adrenal glands, which are small hormone-producing glands located on top ... medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/autoimmune-addison-disease/ Autoimmune Addison disease. ... Individuals with autoimmune Addison disease or their family members can have another autoimmune disorder, most commonly ... The most well-known risk factor for autoimmune Addison disease is a variant of the HLA-DRB1 gene called HLA-DRB1*04:04. This ...
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  • Diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis are examples of diseases where the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. (redorbit.com)
  • However, increasing evidence implicates the important role of mast cells in autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. (hindawi.com)
  • Examples of non-organ-specific autoimmune disorders are rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus and myasthenia gravis. (healthcentral.com)
  • The systemic autoimmune disease diagnostics segment include diagnosis of diseases such as lupus erythematosus (SLE), Ankylosing Spondylitis and rheumatoid. (hexaresearch.com)
  • The rheumatoid segment attributes the largest share in the market owing to its most commonly usage in the diagnosis of autoimmune systemic inflammatory diseases. (hexaresearch.com)
  • The entanglement of expensive organ assessment test in the rheumatoid disease is also a factor driving the systemic autoimmune rheumatoid disease diagnostics market. (hexaresearch.com)
  • This condition affects 2-4 percent of women, and up to 25% of women who have rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and crohn's disease, or Sjogren's syndrome meet the criteria for diagnosis of fibromyalgia. (redorbit.com)
  • Autoimmune diseases with similar symptoms that can trigger FMS include crohn's disease, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. (redorbit.com)
  • Their findings could deepen the molecular understanding of multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease, type 1 diabetes and Celiac's, among other autoimmune diseases. (yaledailynews.com)
  • This review focuses on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and sum up the existing data linking EBV with these diseases including elevated titres of EBV antibodies, reduced T-cell defence against EBV, and elevated EBV viral load. (hindawi.com)
  • Systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs), also called rheumatic connective tissue diseases, include rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Sjögren's syndrome (SS), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), systemic scleroderma (SSc), and dermatomyositis/polymyositis (DM/PM). SADs are characterized by overlapping clinical symptoms and characteristic autoantibodies (Table 1 ). (hindawi.com)
  • For those with ongoing or severe symptoms, doctors can investigate for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis or celiac disease, said Dr. Sahayini Kumar, a faculty member with Greater Baltimore Medical Center's department of internal medicine. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Due to the close linkage of genes coding particularly for type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, Graves, Celiac, and Addison's disease, there is more than a random association of these diseases. (healthcentral.com)
  • What was most surprising to the authors was that alopecia shared similarities with the three autoimmune diseases with completely different targets: Rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, and celiac disease. (healthcentral.com)
  • Th17 cell activity is also the cause of some autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis. (news-medical.net)
  • First-year SIR for common autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, and psoriasis ranged from about 5 to 10. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Often debilitating, autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or celiac disease have a massive impact on everyday life. (selfgrowth.com)
  • News on research and diagnostics in autoimmune disorders including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and more. (genomeweb.com)
  • Lupus, psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis are among the most common autoimmune diseases. (sutterhealth.org)
  • New pharmaceuticals to fight autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, may be identified more effectively by adding genome analysis to standard drug screening, according to a new study by a research team led by UC San Francisco and Harvard researchers, in collaboration with Tempero and GlaxoSmithKlein. (eurekalert.org)
  • There already are drugs in clinical trials for autoimmune diseases - including psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis - that are antibodies for IL-17 or IL-17 receptors," Marson said, referring to signaling molecules secreted by Th17 cells that can help trigger an attack our own healthy tissue, and the receptors that receive those signals. (eurekalert.org)
  • The laboratory 'Autoimmune Diseases' (LMA) of the Department IDMIT on the Campus of the hospital of Bicêtre, is interested in the pathophysiology, the epidemiology and the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), the Sjögren syndrome (SS), the lymphomas which occur in patients with autoimmune diseases and neuro-inflammations in children. (cea.fr)
  • Most recently, research funded by the National Institutes of Health suggests baking soda may be an effective treatment adjunct for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other autoimmune diseases. (mercola.com)
  • Autoimmune diseases include a wide variety of disorders, including many disorders of connective tissue, such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. (dictionary.com)
  • Dear Pharmacist, Your post on rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune disease intrigued me. (newsday.com)
  • Examples of autoimmune diseases are Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, and Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases. (answers.com)
  • Among the most well-known autoimmune diseases are rheumatoid arthritis, which can attack the body's joints, and without treatment, leave permanent damage. (newsmax.com)
  • New research has discovered a small, although potentially important relationship between celiac diseases, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and Alzheimer's disease. (psychcentral.com)
  • They wanted to know if admission to hospital with one of 25 autoimmune diseases, including celiac disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis, was associated with a heightened risk of subsequent admission to hospital with dementia. (psychcentral.com)
  • During the monitoring period, more than 1.8 million people were admitted with an autoimmune disease, ranging from just over 1000 people with the rare condition, Goodpasture's syndrome, in which antibodies attack the lungs and kidneys, to more than 300,000 with rheumatoid arthritis. (psychcentral.com)
  • A previous hospital admission for rheumatoid arthritis seemed to be protective for Alzheimer's disease, the data showed. (psychcentral.com)
  • This might be because people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and paracetamol which have been associated with a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease , suggest the researchers. (psychcentral.com)
  • Hypothyroidism in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and its relation to disease activity. (sclero.org)
  • specifically, they're working on using bioelectronic implants (also known as "electroceuticals) to address autoimmune diseases - specifically, Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis - by electrical modulation of the vagus nerve. (forbes.com)
  • Indeed, dopamine levels are altered in the brain of mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and lupus, and in inflamed tissues of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). (frontiersin.org)
  • This can lead to diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis , scleroderma , and lupus . (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • Multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and polymyalgia rheumatica are three types of autoimmune disorders that affect the muscles, joints, and nerv. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Celiac disease, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and type 1 diabetes are among the autoimmune disorders that children can develop. (everydayhealth.com)
  • One family member may have celiac disease but another is diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis . (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Th17 cells can promote inflammation that is important for defending against pathogens, but they have also been linked to diseases like multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. (health24.com)
  • Researchers have launched a clinical trial to test an immunotherapy drug in patients who have both cancer and an autoimmune disease , such as rheumatoid arthritis , lupus , or multiple sclerosis . (cancer.gov)
  • To address such concerns, the new clinical trial will enroll 260 people who have advanced cancer and an autoimmune disease, including dermatomyositis, systemic sclerosis , rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory bowel disease , Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and Sjogren's syndrome. (cancer.gov)
  • Autoantibodies can cause autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis , lupus and type 1 diabetes , researchers say. (drugs.com)
  • Vitamin D deficiency is a well-known risk factor for rickets, and some evidence suggests it may increase susceptibility to autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS), rheumatoid arthritis and type 1 diabetes, as well as certain cancers and even dementia . (foxnews.com)
  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systematic inflammatory disease characterized by synovitis (constant inflammation of the synovial membranes) and autoantibodies. (bartleby.com)
  • In the United States, more than 1.5 million people suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, making it one of the most common auto-immune disease (Carmona et al. (bartleby.com)
  • For unknown reasons our immune system attacks healthy cells, tissues and organs in a process called autoimmunity, which can result in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Type 1 diabetes, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. (harvard.edu)
  • Below are some autoimmune diseases most commonly linked to cancer including celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and systemic lupus erythematosus. (wikipedia.org)
  • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is the nation's only non-profit organization dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity as a category of disease and a major women's health issue, and promoting a collaborative research effort in order to find better treatments and a cure for all autoimmune diseases. (acceptiva.com)
  • Effortlessly raise money for American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association - AARDA using Gumdrop! (goodsearch.com)
  • We'll donate to American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association - AARDA when you shop online! (goodsearch.com)
  • In the United States it is 23.5 million according to the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. (answers.com)
  • By building on this research, we may one day be able to advise people genetically predisposed to multiple sclerosis, for instance, to avoid certain viruses or bacteria or to be vaccinated against them in order to prevent actual development of autoimmune disease, wrote Mitchell Kronenberg, president and scientific director of San Diego's La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, where the research took place. (redorbit.com)
  • Scientists working at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research have shown that environmental factors can influence the development of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis. (news-medical.net)
  • People with lupus, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases should avoid nightshades, such as eggplant, which have high levels of lectin, a food antigen that increases intestinal malabsorption. (newsday.com)
  • It is not known why this is the case, although hormone levels have been shown to affect the severity of some autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis. (disabled-world.com)
  • Diets high in sodium may be a risk factor in the development of multiple sclerosis by influencing immune cells that cause the disease. (indiatimes.com)
  • Other autoimmune disorders include Type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis and the skin disorder, psoriasis. (newsmax.com)
  • SetPoint is also currently studying the potential use of their device for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, a neurodegenerative disease that results in chronic pain, loss of vision, difficulty walking, and depression. (forbes.com)
  • Sulforaphane's anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective benefits attentuate autoimmune encephalomyelitis in an animal model of Multiple Sclerosis. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • Increased salt consumption may be a key culprit behind rising rates of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, says researchers. (health24.com)
  • Increased salt consumption may be a key culprit behind rising rates of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis , researchers reported in a trio of papers looking at the role of a specific class of cells linked with inflammation. (health24.com)
  • Scientists have found that vitamin D influences more than 200 genes, including ones related to cancer and autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis - a discovery that shows how serious vitamin D deficiency can be. (foxnews.com)
  • For this, they used a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), in which the animals develop experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. (medpagetoday.com)
  • If you know anyone with Multiple Sclerosis or MS, you would know how terrible the disease is. (bartleby.com)
  • Multiple Sclerosis is an inflammatory disease in which your immune system attacks the nerve cell covers in the brain and spine are damaged. (bartleby.com)
  • There is not a cure at the moment for Multiple Sclerosis, but there are treatments that can speed recovery when attacked by the disease (Mayo Clinic). (bartleby.com)
  • They say that when they discover the exact cause of Multiple Sclerosis it will be easier to find a way to treat the disease or maybe even stop it from happening at all. (bartleby.com)
  • Multiple Sclerosis is not a contagious disease at all. (bartleby.com)
  • MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS 2 Abstract Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects thousands of people worldwide. (bartleby.com)
  • No one really knows what causes the disease and there is no cure and there is not one specific test that can diagnose Multiple Sclerosis. (bartleby.com)
  • 22 November 2014 Psych 147 Project #1 Living with Multiple Sclerosis The Condition Multiple sclerosis (also known as MS) is an autoimmune disease which affects the spinal cord and brain (central nervous system). (bartleby.com)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease of the Central Nervous System, which interferes with the communication between the Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) and other parts of the body. (bartleby.com)
  • Professor Mirzatoni March 8, 2016 Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) is autoimmune, inflammatory disease involving the central nervous system (CNS). (bartleby.com)
  • Multiple sclerosis is a complex, autoimmune disease caused by damage of the fatty myelin sheaths around axons of the brain and spinal cord which leads to demyelination, lesions (scaring) and inflammation1, 2, 3. (bartleby.com)
  • Name: Mason Arbogast Title: Multiple Sclerosis I. Introduction: A. Attention: According to Michael J. Olek, the writer of "Multiple Sclerosis -Etiology, Diagnosis, and New Treatment Strategies" multiple sclerosis (MS) afflicts approximately 250,000 to 350,000 individuals in the United States and is the most common autoimmune disease involving the nervous system. (bartleby.com)
  • The scientists performed preclinical trials using experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis, a preclinical model for human multiple sclerosis. (harvard.edu)
  • Scientists think that the Epstein-Barr virus is responsible for diseases like lupus and multiple sclerosis. (asianage.com)
  • Dr. Troy Torgerson and others are working to sequence the DNA of children with multiple sclerosis (MS). Their goal is to identify which genes work together to cause the disease, opening the door to gene therapies that could cure it. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Autoimmune disorders are conditions in which a person's immune system attacks the body's own cells, causing tissue destruction. (encyclopedia.com)
  • A group of autoimmune disorders that affect the skin. (encyclopedia.com)
  • A group of autoimmune disorders in which the immune system attacks and destroys blood vessels. (encyclopedia.com)
  • To further understand autoimmune disorders, it is helpful to understand the workings of the immune system. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Autoimmune disorders are difficult to diagnose and often share symptoms. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • RA is one of the most common long-term autoimmune disorders. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Autoimmune blistering disorders are a heterogeneous group of diseases that result from autoantibodies generated against target antigens found in the skin and mucous membranes. (nih.gov)
  • Physicians should have an appreciation and understanding of autoimmune blistering disorders in the pediatric population when formulating a differential diagnosis of a patient who presents with skin blistering. (nih.gov)
  • Early detection and discrimination between the varied autoimmune blistering disorders can change the course of treatment and outcome. (nih.gov)
  • Autoimmune diseases are disorders in which the body's immune system reacts against some of its own tissue and produces antibodies to attack itself. (healthcentral.com)
  • Autoimmune disorders are classified into two types, organ-specific (directed mainly at one organ) and non-organ-specific (widely spread throughout the body). (healthcentral.com)
  • Examples of organ-specific autoimmune disorders are insulin-dependent diabetes (Type I) which affects the pancreas, Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease which affects the thyroid gland, pernicious anemia which affects the stomach, Addison's disease which affects the adrenal glands, and chronic active hepatitis which affects the liver. (healthcentral.com)
  • Autoimmune blistering diseases are rare, but potentially debilitating cutaneous disorders characterized by varying degrees of mucosal and cutaneous bullae formation. (medscape.com)
  • While the use of systemic steroids has dramatically reduced mortality from these two autoimmune blistering disorders, treatment is also associated with multiple side effects, especially when used long-term. (medscape.com)
  • Autoimmune blistering diseases (AIBD) are a heterogeneous group of chronic, acquired disorders characterized by blister formation within the epidermis, at the dermal-epidermal junction or at the basement membrane zone, and by the presence of autoantibodies directed against structural components of cellular adhesions molecules. (medscape.com)
  • The term "autoimmune disease" includes, for purposes of this section such diseases or disorders with evidence of autoimmune pathogensis 1 as the Secretary determines to be appropriate. (house.gov)
  • During the study, individuals with PTSD were 46 percent more likely to develop an autoimmune disorder, and more than twice as likely to develop at least three autoimmune disorders, compared to adults without stress disorders. (reuters.com)
  • When PTSD patients took commonly prescribed anti-depressants known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during their first year after diagnosis, however, their risk of developing autoimmune disorders appeared to decline. (reuters.com)
  • PTSD patients who took SSRIs for at least 320 days that first year after diagnosis were 82 percent more likely to develop autoimmune disorders than individuals without stress disorders, the study found. (reuters.com)
  • When PTSD patients took SSRIs for 179 days or less, however, they had more than triple the risk of autoimmune disorders. (reuters.com)
  • Previous research has linked stress disorders to an increased risk of autoimmune disorders, but much of this work has focused on men who developed PTSD related to military service. (reuters.com)
  • Immune problems can often run in families, and studies to date also haven't offered a clear picture of how much shared parentage or life circumstances might explain the connection between stress and autoimmune disorders. (reuters.com)
  • Roughly 9 in every 1,000 people diagnosed with stress disorders in the study developed autoimmune disorders each year, researchers calculated. (reuters.com)
  • The connection between stress and autoimmune disorders was stronger for endocrine problems like diabetes and weaker for skin and blood conditions. (reuters.com)
  • what ensues after registering these complaints may be an odyssey to pinpoint which of the almost 60 different autoimmune disorders you might have, all of which affect the body differently. (webmd.com)
  • Although autoimmune disorders can make life miserable, they usually are chronic and not fatal, Shomon says. (webmd.com)
  • These cells play a key protective role in immunity to infection but - if unregulated - also mediate tissue damage in autoimmune disorders. (news-medical.net)
  • Although commonly referred to as a single disease, it actually constitutes a group of metabolic disorders with hyperglycemia as a common feature. (news-medical.net)
  • Whatever the cause, autoimmune disorders may affect any part of the body. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Wear and tear on the joints, called osteoarthritis, affects almost every person as they age and sometimes may appear very similar to autoimmune disorders. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Among some 535,000 Swedes hospitalized for any of 33 autoimmune disorders from 1964 to 2008, the risk of PE was more than six-fold higher during the first year relative to the rest of the Swedish population (standardized incidence ratio 6.38, 95% CI 6.19 to 6.57), according to Bengt Zöller, MD, of Malmö University in Malmö, and colleagues. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Our findings show that autoimmune disorders in general should be regarded not only as inflammatory disorders, but also as hypercoagulable disorders," they wrote. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Prophylaxis could be warranted in patients admitted with autoimmune disorders or at least for those disorders for which the risk of pulmonary embolism was very high. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Zöller and colleagues looked for hospitalizations for autoimmune disorders followed by admissions for PE. (medpagetoday.com)
  • However, the reduction in risk of pulmonary embolism over time suggests that the thrombotic risk is linked to the inflammatory activity of the autoimmune disorders, which is likely to decrease over time because of treatment," they added. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Disorders and diseases of the immune system can be hard to diagnose. (sutterhealth.org)
  • Vestibular Disorders Association: "Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease: What Is Autoimmunity? (webmd.com)
  • A wide variety of disorders are classified as autoimmune diseases, ranging from systemic lupus erythematosus to type I diabetes, and many other disorders are suspected of having an autoimmune component. (dictionary.com)
  • Recently there have been dramatic improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disorders. (dictionary.com)
  • At present there is no cure for autoimmune disorders. (answers.com)
  • When the zonulin pathway is deregulated in genetically susceptible individuals, autoimmune disorders can occur. (physicsforums.com)
  • The exact cause of autoimmune disorders is unknown. (disabled-world.com)
  • Autoimmune disorders can also have flare-ups, when they get worse, and remissions, when symptoms get better or disappear. (disabled-world.com)
  • Autoimmune disorders is when the immune system turns. (indiatimes.com)
  • As part of the federal government's National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Eye Institute's mission is to "conduct and support research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to blinding eye diseases, visual disorders, mechanisms of visual function, preservation of sight, and the special health problems and requirements of the blind. (nih.gov)
  • Many sufferers of autoimmune disorders have inflammatory bowel disease - including Crohn's Disease or ulcerative colitis. (newsmax.com)
  • The potential link between autoimmune disorders and inflammatory activity and Alzheimer's/dementia has been suggested for years. (psychcentral.com)
  • An American citizen, she and her husband relocated there specifically so she could seek relief for her own autoimmune disorders through the trials. (forbes.com)
  • Despite this, the flip side of this enhanced protection against infections is a greater risk for autoimmune disorders. (medindia.net)
  • Autoimmune disorders occur when the immune system fails to recognize the body as self and attacks it. (medindia.net)
  • As with other genetic autoimmune disorders, thyroiditis causes the body to attack its own immune system, rendering certain systems inactive. (vetinfo.com)
  • Researchers suspect that these genetic autoimmune disorders may be triggered by environmental chemicals, vaccinations and illnesses early in life. (vetinfo.com)
  • Though sleep problems are common in people with autoimmune disorders, there are steps you can take to improve the quality of your sleep. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Many people are in their thirties and forties when they're diagnosed with autoimmune disorders - just as they're building their families and careers. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Why are autoimmune disorders more common in women? (everydayhealth.com)
  • Weight loss or gain can be an unfortunate side effect of certain autoimmune disorders, but you can manage your weight by balancing diet and exercise w. (everydayhealth.com)
  • However, in families predisposed to autoimmune disorders, the same disorders are not necessarily passed from parent to child. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Autoimmune diseases are disorders caused by a reaction of an individual's immune system to the tissues or organs of the person's own body. (colgate.com)
  • When the immune system attacks the body's own cells and tissues, autoimmune disorders occur. (colgate.com)
  • The number of people with autoimmune disorders is growing, yet many of these diseases are difficult to diagnose. (colgate.com)
  • Autoimmune thyroid diseases They are a common cause of thyroid disorders and it is caused by auto-antibodies against the thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSH), intracytoplasmic antigen or thyroglobulin. (bartleby.com)
  • This could lead to insights about the fundamental causes of many autoimmune disorders. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Lupus is a disease that is leads to long-term chronic inflammation. (redorbit.com)
  • Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes the immune system to attack its own tissues and organs. (redorbit.com)
  • Lupus is difficult to diagnose as its symptoms are similar to that of other diseases. (redorbit.com)
  • In spite of genetic and environmental factors, she believes that through lifestyle changes which enhance health, lupus and other autoimmune related diseases are highly manageable. (prweb.com)
  • This book provides an overview of some autoimmune diseases-especially lupus -including symptoms, diagnosis procedures, and treatments, prognosis, and ramifications. (prweb.com)
  • It informs and shares practical lifestyle interventions, which can help manage and ameliorate autoimmune diseases like lupus and related diseases. (prweb.com)
  • The author shows from a well-researched scientific and personal perspective how a variety of lifestyle factors such as nutritional choices, exercise and spiritual disciplines to name a few, can create a lifetime of wellness with lupus and other autoimmune diseases. (prweb.com)
  • Lupus is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system cannot distinguish between threats (like viruses and bacteria), and healthy cells and tissue. (dailystrength.org)
  • lol Does anyone else have other autoimmune diseases as well as lupus? (dailystrength.org)
  • Patients with lupus who take their medications as prescribed have much lower odds of developing type 2 diabetes, a common complication of the disease, finds a new study from the University of British Columbia. (news-medical.net)
  • Some diseases, like lupus, have even higher frequency in women. (baltimoresun.com)
  • If the disease affects multiple systems like in lupus, the treatment would focus on suppressing the inflammation. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Less commonly associated with type 1 diabetes are other autoimmune diseases such as Systemic Lupus Erythematosis and inflammatory bowel disease. (healthcentral.com)
  • There is 11 criteria the doctors go by and they like for one to have at least 4 of those before you get a lupus diagnosis because it can mimic other diseases and can take years to actually manifest. (healthboards.com)
  • Thanks is there a autoimmune test for Lupus? (healthboards.com)
  • Learn about today's treatments for lupus, psoriasis and other autoimmune diseases. (sutterhealth.org)
  • I am a 28 year old female who suffer from the autoimmune disease lupus. (dictionary.com)
  • Are sulphits in wine a danger to people with autoimmune diseases like lupus? (answers.com)
  • I will be making an appointment soon with a gastrointerologist (What my Dr. refers to as plan C). I have an autoimmune disease that borders between Lupus, and Scleroderma. (medhelp.org)
  • Psoriasis, lupus and pemphigus are common skin diseases that are immune system mediated. (vetinfo.com)
  • Like other autoimmune diseases of the body, lupus can have an effect on your oral health. (colgate.com)
  • LUPUS An autoimmune disease that causes the body to attack its own healthy cells, lupus has no known origin. (bartleby.com)
  • Joint pain, poor circulation and a telltale rash are just three of myriad symptoms indicative of lupus, a disease that inevitably impacts major organs by way of compromising the body's defenses, as well as through invasive steroid treatment that weakens bones. (bartleby.com)
  • Then, in the 1950s, two experimental models validated the autoimmune disease concept: one for thyroiditis, spearheaded by Rose, and another for lupus. (the-scientist.com)
  • Some autoimmune diseases such as lupus run in families, and certain cases may be triggered by infections or other environmental factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to lead author Kyle Kai-How Farh, clinical geneticist and postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute, their research opens up many possibilities for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, but it is just the first step. (yaledailynews.com)
  • The study and treatment of autoimmune brain diseases is a relatively new field. (dukehealth.org)
  • The treatment of autoimmune diseases is typically with immuno-suppression - medication which decreases the immune response. (disabled-world.com)
  • The treatment of autoimmune skin diseases will focus on inhibiting the hyperactive immune system and getting suitable topical treatment. (vetinfo.com)
  • Thus, we hope that its potential as a powerful therapeutic agent for the treatment of autoimmune diseases will facilitate its use in future clinical trials. (harvard.edu)
  • An autoimmune disorder that may involve a virus affects the central nervous system , causing loss of coordination and muscle control. (encyclopedia.com)
  • A new study from MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear has found that glaucoma may in fact be an autoimmune disorder. (mit.edu)
  • An autoimmune disorder thought to be triggered by stress , infections, or environmental factors. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • In general terms, when antibodies are directed against the body's own cells, or when B and T cells attack and destroy their own body's cells and not foreign antigens, an autoimmune disorder can result. (healthcentral.com)
  • What caused this autoimmune disorder? (healthcentral.com)
  • Reuters Health) - People who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related psychiatric issues may be more likely to develop autoimmune diseases than individuals who don't, a Swedish study suggests. (reuters.com)
  • When people have an autoimmune disorder, the body's immune system attacks healthy cells. (reuters.com)
  • It is classified as an autoimmune disorder because it results from a malfunctioning immune system that attacks the adrenal glands. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Individuals with autoimmune Addison disease or their family members can have another autoimmune disorder, most commonly autoimmune thyroid disease or type 1 diabetes . (medlineplus.gov)
  • The autoimmune form of the disorder is the most common form in developed countries, accounting for up to 90 percent of cases. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Oh, the joys of having an autoimmune disorder. (dailystrength.org)
  • Sequencing and other analyses helped uncover a JAK1 variant within a patient with an unknown autoimmune disorder disease and find a treatment approach. (genomeweb.com)
  • An autoimmune disorder may affect one or more organ or tissue types. (disabled-world.com)
  • More than 50 million Americans are thought to have an autoimmune disorder, according to the website MindBodyGreen.com . (newsmax.com)
  • Compared with people admitted to hospital for other causes, those admitted with an autoimmune disorder were 20 percent more likely to be admitted subsequently with dementia, the data showed. (psychcentral.com)
  • Hypothyroidism was the most common thyroid disorder associated with RA, present in 24%, with a significant association with RA disease activity parameters. (sclero.org)
  • EVIDENCE that Parkinson's disease may be an autoimmune disorder could lead to new ways to treat the illness. (newscientist.com)
  • These findings suggest Parkinson's may be an autoimmune disorder, in which the immune system mistakenly attacks part of the body. (newscientist.com)
  • For instance, animals that lack gut microbes because they were raised in a germ-free environment do not show a pronounced gender bias in type 1 diabetes, which is generally considered to be an autoimmune disorder. (medindia.net)
  • New research has shown that more than 90 percent of cases of hypothyroidism can be attributed to an inherited genetic disorder known as autoimmune lymphocytic thyroiditis. (vetinfo.com)
  • Living with an autoimmune disorder can be expensive, but the right insurance coverage, assistance programs, and smart scheduling can keep costs down. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Learn more about the emotional challenges of having an autoimmune disorder - and what you can do about them. (everydayhealth.com)
  • However, this innovative technique may revolutionize the future of medical treatments for a host of maladies including autoimmune and allergic diseases as well as autism spectrum disorder. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • A family history of autoimmune diseases is a risk factor for developing an autoimmune disorder yourself. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Having one type of autoimmune disorder in the family can predispose children to other types of autoimmune disease. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Similarly, cases of rheumatic heart disease, scleroderma--connective tissue disease--idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura--tendency to bleed and bruise easily as a result of low clotting factor levels--Hashimoto's thryroiditis--a thyroid gland disorder--pernicious anaemia, sarcoidosis--abnormal cell clumping--Sjögren's syndrome--a tear duct and salivary gland disorder--and diabetes, were all significantly higher than would be expected among the childhood cancer survivors. (eurekalert.org)
  • Those who had had leukaemia, Hodgkin's lymphoma, kidney cancer, and central nervous system tumours seemed to be at greatest risk of developing an autoimmune disorder in later life. (eurekalert.org)
  • That such different-seeming diseases as psoriasis and diabetes could stem from a common cause actually is a relatively new notion, according to Noel R. Rose, MD, PhD, professor of molecular microbiology and immunology and pathology at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. (webmd.com)
  • Alopecia Areata did not, however, share any genetic similarities with psoriasis and vitiligo, two other autoimmune diseases of the skin. (healthcentral.com)
  • The APCs that mediate cutaneous immunologic diseases, such as psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, cutaneous T cell lymphoma, and cutaneous graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), are similarly poorly defined. (pnas.org)
  • Prosoria is an effective new treatment system for relieving symptoms of psoriasis, the world's largest autoimmune disease affecting more than eight million people in the U.S. and 125 million worldwide. (prweb.com)
  • Founded in 2014 and based in Ft. Worth, TX, Nuvothera was formed with the mission to develop novel OTC products for difficult-to-treat skin diseases such as psoriasis and incorporating natural botanical ingredients using the latest in scientific knowledge and evidence-based research. (prweb.com)
  • I'm 25 and nominally healthy, but I worry about my chances as I get older because of my genetics - psoriasis and diabetes are pretty serious autoimmune diseases. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease of the skin. (colgate.com)
  • Treatment options for some of these diseases, such as psoriasis, include manipulating T cell function. (health24.com)
  • There are two main types of IBD - Crohn's disease , a chronic inflammation that affects anywhere from the mouth to end of the large intestine, and ulcerative colitis, a long-term inflammation of the large intestine. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). (redorbit.com)
  • Crohn's disease can spread into deep layers of bowel tissue, and can be extremely painful, sometimes life-threatening. (redorbit.com)
  • There are various signs of Crohn's disease that range from mild to severe and can flare up without any warnings. (redorbit.com)
  • Diarrhea is very common in people who have Crohn's disease. (redorbit.com)
  • Symptoms of Crohn's disease that are similar to FMS include: fever, fatigue, and arthritis. (redorbit.com)
  • Is Crohn's disease an autoimmune disease? (answers.com)
  • The company has had positive results from a proof-of-concept study in Europe in the treatment of Crohn's disease, a debilitating inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. (forbes.com)
  • Prior to my vagus nerve stimulator, I was on every biologic and immunosuppressant under the sun available for Crohn's disease and inflammatory arthritis,' she explained. (forbes.com)
  • A drug used to stop alcohol and cigarette addiction may help people with Crohn's disease, MS and other autoimmune diseases. (everydayhealth.com)
  • For people living with celiac disease, Crohn's disease, or other autoimmune conditions of the digestive tract, there's no such thing as a simple stoma. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Crohn's disease involves the entire GI tract. (colgate.com)
  • Crohn's disease affects the oral cavity in 8 to 29 percent of the patients who have this disease. (colgate.com)
  • They found VDR binding was 'significantly enriched' in regions linked to several common autoimmune diseases, such as MS, type 1 diabetes and Crohn's disease, as well as in regions associated with cancers such as leukemia and colorectal cancer. (foxnews.com)
  • Informative Speech (Crohn's Disease) General Purpose: To inform the audience about what Crohn's Disease Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about Crohn's Disease and give them a better understanding of what it is. (bartleby.com)
  • Sometimes, single gene may cause different diseases in different people, like a gene that gave your mother alopecia can give you Crohn's disease. (asianage.com)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be further categorized as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. (wikipedia.org)
  • A new review published in Autoimmunity Reviews titled, " On the relationship between human papilloma virus vaccine and autoimmune disease ," is destined to reopen the controversy surrounding numerous reports of HPV vaccine-induced harm that have surfaced ever since their widespread use, beginning with the FDA's 2006 approval of Merck & Co.'s Gardasil. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • Experts in microbiology and autoimmunity examine the association between microorganisms and the development of specific categories of autoimmune diseases. (springer.com)
  • The idea that MCs are involved in the initiation and sustaining events of autoimmunity is based on abundant data from studies of both human disease and animal models [ 17 - 19 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • AARDA is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner. (lls.org)
  • The average person goes to six to 10 doctors before autoimmunity is recognized as the culprit, largely because the symptoms of these diseases are so disparate and vague. (draxe.com)
  • Now, while autoimmunity is on the rise, full‐blown autoimmune conditions don't seem to happen to everyone - yet! (draxe.com)
  • To further narrow down the SNPs that could potentially cause autoimmune diseases, the researchers combined the data from the algorithm with epigenetic mapping of immune cells usually implicated in autoimmunity. (yaledailynews.com)
  • Autoimmunity underlies the pathology of a vast array of diseases, although specific diseases may occur rarely. (healio.com)
  • Humoral immunity: Organ-specific autoimmunity involvement in cardiovascular disease (A.L.P. Caforio, F. Tona, W.J. McKenna). (elsevier.com)
  • This book yields an impressive body of well ordered information, highlighting key references and summarising the experience of a selected panel of distinguished physician-scientists actively involved in the field of cardiovascular disease and systemic autoimmunity. (elsevier.com)
  • 1,2 Inflammation can aggravate atherosclerosis via different mechanisms secondary to autoimmunity, infectious diseases, and other proatherogenic changes that occur during the inflammatory state. (ahajournals.org)
  • Autoimmune diseases arise from an abnormal immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body (autoimmunity). (disabled-world.com)
  • It's important to emphasize that this is a mouse model of provoked autoimmunity," said John O'Shea, MD, who is scientific director at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in Bethesda, Md. (medpagetoday.com)
  • The molecule is also able to reverse disease progression by restoring damaged tissue caused by the autoimmunity process. (harvard.edu)
  • Some genes carry risk for multiple diseases, and some increase risk for just one," said Timothy B. Niewold, director, Judith and Stewart Colton Center for Autoimmunity. (asianage.com)
  • Click here to find out more about celiac disease. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • For instance, the New York Times reported that blood test analyses prove young people are five times more likely to have celiac disease symptoms today than their peers in the 1950s. (draxe.com)
  • A significant number of children have thyroid and celiac disease, which is the most common in association with Type 1 diabetes as demonstrated in evidence-based studies. (healthcentral.com)
  • Celiac disease or gluten intolerance is the next most common autoimmune disease associated with type 1 diabetes. (healthcentral.com)
  • The tissue transglutaminase is an excellent screening test and if positive, the endomysial IgA antibody is extremely specific and is usually positive in celiac disease. (healthcentral.com)
  • Endoscopic sampling of the intestinal villi is gold standard in the diagnosis of Celiac disease. (healthcentral.com)
  • The folks interested celiac disease and Type I diabetes research have known about zonulin controlling the gut 'sieve' size for a while now. (physicsforums.com)
  • My wife has Celiac Disease which is an autoimmune disease which can have many of the symtoms you mention. (medhelp.org)
  • I do know about celiac disease, because some of my family members have it. (medhelp.org)
  • Children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes are at increased risk for developing other autoimmune diseases, most commonly autoimmune thyroiditis and celiac disease. (sclero.org)
  • ActoBio announces FDA has given permission to an Investigational New Drug (IND) application for Actobiotics® AG017, a therapeutic candidate for celiac disease. (celiac.org)
  • The Celiac Disease Foundation is committed to representing the celiac disease patient voice in policy and healthcare reform, and can better do so alongside strong allies with common goals. (celiac.org)
  • To this end, on March 20, 2018, Alana Broe, Legislative Analyst for the Celiac Disease Foundation, attended the National Coalition of Autoimmune Patient Groups (NCAPG) meeting. (celiac.org)
  • Celiac Disease Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Marilyn Geller, attended The State of Autoimmune Disease: A National Summit at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Summit explored the current trends in diagnosis, treatment, and therapies, presented by experts in research, environment, advocacy, and patient issues. (celiac.org)
  • Celiac Disease Foundation is pleased to announce our participation in the Autoimmune Research Network, known as ARNet. (celiac.org)
  • ARNet is a network of autoimmune disease advocacy organizations that will foster research into celiac disease and related autoimmune conditions. (celiac.org)
  • I am thankful for your support, which has allowed the Celiac Disease Foundation to make a meaningful difference in the lives of our celiac community. (celiac.org)
  • Medical information provided on this site has been prepared by medical professionals and reviewed by the Celiac Disease Foundation's Medical Advisory Board for accuracy. (celiac.org)
  • Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet? (celiac.com)
  • I am a Celiac but since she is adopted, she wouldn't be at greater inherited risk for celiac disease, at least not from me. (celiac.com)
  • Additionally, celiac disease is correlated with lymphoproliferative cancers. (wikipedia.org)
  • The treatment depends on the type of autoimmune disease. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Patients with any type of autoimmune disease are at a significantly increased risk of developing pulmonary embolism, Swedish researchers said. (medpagetoday.com)
  • He shared these findings with colleagues at Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute of Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and others who were working out what factors induce the activity of a type of autoimmune cell known as a T helper 17 or a Th17 cell. (health24.com)
  • The appearance and severity of these signs and symptoms depends on the location and type of autoimmune response that occurs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr Stockinger said: ''Multiple factors can influence the development of autoimmune diseases, these include genetics, hormones, diet, the presence of infection or exposure to chemical and environmental irritants. (news-medical.net)
  • This suggests that AhR interaction with environmental factors leads to an increase in the number of Th17 cells and may contribute to the onset or development of autoimmune diseases in genetically susceptible individuals. (news-medical.net)
  • In physiologic conditions, the cooperative efforts of central and peripheral tolerance mechanisms avoid responsiveness of the immune system to self‐antigens, and the development of autoimmune diseases. (els.net)
  • It raises the likelihood that fat tissues can secrete proteins that inhibit parts of the immune system and prevent the development of autoantibodies, but we will need to do more research to understand the role that obesity might play in the development of autoimmune diseases," Dr. Minoru Satoh, another study author and an associate professor of rheumatology and clinical immunology at the University of Florida, said in the news release. (drugs.com)
  • Due to the similarity in clinical presentation among different diseases within this category, histopathologic evaluation and, especially, immunofluorescence studies are necessary to establish the definitive diagnosis. (nih.gov)
  • The rapidly rising demand for autoimmune disease diagnosis is a direct consequence of increasing incidences of autoimmune diseases all over the world. (hexaresearch.com)
  • The technological advances in autoimmune disease diagnosis such as novel biomarkers and potable diagnostic equipments and increasing incidences of autoimmune diseases are the key factors for the growth of autoimmune disease diagnostics market in this region. (hexaresearch.com)
  • In fact, it can take about five years to receive an official autoimmune diagnosis. (draxe.com)
  • In this issue of Pediatric Annals , I am pleased to present articles detailing the clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of five different autoimmune diseases: N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDA-R) associated encephalitis, autoimmune inner ear disease, macrophage activation syndrome, Kawasaki disease, and Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease. (healio.com)
  • Kawasaki disease is encountered relatively frequently in the pediatric hospital setting, and often considered in the differential diagnosis of persistent high fever in a young child. (healio.com)
  • Physicians within the Autoimmune and Cholestatic Liver Disease Clinic at BIDMC incorporate all of your clinical history and diagnostic studies to make the most appropriate diagnosis. (bidmc.org)
  • Treatments for autoimmune liver disease vary depending on the specific diagnosis. (bidmc.org)
  • The vet may not give a 100% clear diagnosis, as the auto antibody tests can be negative even if the dog is affected by an autoimmune disease. (vetinfo.com)
  • The summit will bring together leading experts in research, environment, advocacy and patient issues to explore the most current trends in autoimmune disease diagnosis, treatments and therapies. (celiac.org)
  • The excess risk for all autoimmune diseases combined peaked during the first five years after a cancer diagnosis, which may be a consequence of closer medical monitoring, explain the researchers. (eurekalert.org)
  • While its symptoms are primarily recognizable, they can often mimic other diseases, thereby delaying accurate diagnosis. (bartleby.com)
  • Such signs and symptoms may aid in diagnosis by supporting the results from biologic markers of autoimmune diseases. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sjögren's syndrome is the second most common autoimmune disease, according to Medscape . (colgate.com)
  • The discovery suggests that it could be possible to develop new treatments for glaucoma by blocking this autoimmune activity, the researchers say. (mit.edu)
  • The researchers generated high intraocular pressure in mice that lack T cells and found that while this pressure induced only a small amount of damage to the retina, the disease did not progress any further after eye pressure returned to normal. (mit.edu)
  • The researchers found that when they tried to induce glaucoma in these germ-free mice, the mice did not develop the disease. (mit.edu)
  • The researchers then turned to human patients with glaucoma and found that these patients had five times the normal level of T cells specific to heat shock proteins, suggesting that the same phenomenon may also contribute to the disease in humans. (mit.edu)
  • More researchers and clinicians are coming around to the idea that leaky gut may provide a unifying theory for most autoimmune conditions. (draxe.com)
  • Sadly, B. fragilis is one of the bacterial strains that have become endangered in recent history, which the Caltech researchers believe is directly related to our rapid uptick in autoimmune conditions. (draxe.com)
  • A team of researchers at Yale, University of California, San Francisco, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have identified the specific genetic variations that cause 21 autoimmune diseases. (yaledailynews.com)
  • These studies had identified the regions of DNA implicated in various diseases, but not which single nucleotide changes cause diseases, making it difficult for researchers to understand exactly how genetic variations endowed individuals with specific diseases. (yaledailynews.com)
  • Researchers have homed in on the cells that cause an autoimmune disease to arise in the body. (news-medical.net)
  • The researchers looked at the effect that both AhR and environmental factors had on autoimmune disease in mice. (news-medical.net)
  • It was this that led the researchers to explore the mechanisms by which baking soda benefits renal function, slowing the progression of kidney disease. (mercola.com)
  • Researchers reviewed a large study and discovered that these conditions, all some form of autoimmune disease, may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia. (psychcentral.com)
  • The higher risk for vascular dementia might reflect associations between autoimmune disease and risk factors for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases more generally, suggest the researchers. (psychcentral.com)
  • Infection-fighting and inflammation-suppressing functions for a gene associated with human autoimmune disease have been discovered by University of Minnesota researchers. (medindia.net)
  • What causes autoimmune diseases remains a mystery, but researchers may have found a big piece of the puzzle: Studies show that smoking not only worsen. (everydayhealth.com)
  • Reporting in the journal Nature , the researchers said high-salt diets increased levels of a type of immune cell linked with autoimmune disease. (health24.com)
  • The researchers looked at the risk of developing a wide range of autoimmune diseases among more than 20,000 adults who had had cancer before the age of 20, and survived for at least a year, and nearly 126,000 people, matched for age, gender, and country of birth, who had not had cancer as children. (eurekalert.org)
  • The trial could also yield insights into the biology of autoimmune diseases, which could help researchers explore new treatments, according to Dr. Tawbi. (cancer.gov)
  • To determine the safety of the drug in the new trial, the researchers will monitor participants for the sudden emergence of severe autoimmune symptoms, known as flares. (cancer.gov)
  • The researchers will assess the drug's effectiveness by tracking patients' responses to treatment, how long patients survive without their diseases getting worse, and how long patients survive. (cancer.gov)
  • Researchers found that NAD+, a natural molecule found in living cells, plants and food, protects against autoimmune diseases by altering the immune response and turning "destructive" cells into "protective" cells. (harvard.edu)
  • Moreover, the researchers demonstrated that NAD+ can restore tissue integrity which may benefit patients that have advanced tissue damage caused by autoimmune diseases. (harvard.edu)
  • This work is enhanced by access to resources of the Biology of Inflammation Center , the Center for Translational Research on Inflammatory Diseases , cutting-edge Advanced Technology Cores , and collaborations with clinicians within Baylor College of Medicine and the Texas Medical Center. (bcm.edu)
  • This disease causes inflammation in the digestive tract, leading to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea and other health issues including malnutrition. (redorbit.com)
  • Autoimmune brain diseases occur when the body's immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues in the brain or spinal cord, which results in inflammation. (dukehealth.org)
  • Not all joint pain and inflammation means you have an autoimmune disease. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Does everyone with joint pain and inflammation have an autoimmune disease? (baltimoresun.com)
  • Joint pain and inflammation can also occur with other diseases and injuries. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Treatment depends on the disease, but in most cases one important goal is to reduce inflammation. (disabled-world.com)
  • Autoimmune liver diseases occur when the body's immune system attacks the liver, causing inflammation. (bidmc.org)
  • Disease can be induced by skin inflammation but not solely by activation of T cells. (pnas.org)
  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of the thyroid gland, causing hypothyroidism (a depletion of thyroid hormone. (sclero.org)
  • In doing so, the company believes it can address the conditions of autoimmune disease sufferers, which are characterized by unregulated chronic inflammation. (forbes.com)
  • If you already suffer from one of these diseases, high acidity will intensify your inflammation, soft tissue degeneration and bon. (articlealley.com)
  • Hashimoto's disease is an inflammation of the thyroid. (colgate.com)
  • The analysis revealed that autoimmune haemolytic anaemia was 17 times more likely, Addison's disease 14 times more likely, and polyarteritis nodosa, which describes inflammation of the small muscular arteries, six times more likely, among those who had had cancer as a child. (eurekalert.org)
  • Autoimmune diseases cause inflammation through a variety of mechanisms, however, the way in which inflammation is created does not greatly influence cancer risk. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rather, the cancer risk is largely dependent on the fact that all autoimmune diseases increase chronic inflammation which has been linked to cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Autoimmune heart diseases are the effects of the body's own immune defense system mistaking cardiac antigens as foreign and attacking them leading to inflammation of the heart as a whole, or in parts. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the field of lymphomas that occur in patients with autoimmune diseases, we are interested in identifying the molecular factors and/or abnormalities (somatic or genetic) associated with an increased risk of lymphoma in patients with Sjögren syndrome. (cea.fr)
  • Actually death can occur from many autoimmune diseases. (answers.com)
  • It may occur in association with other autoimmune conditions. (bidmc.org)
  • They occur in different kinds of autoimmune diseases as well as other types of illnesses, like infection and cancer. (childrenshospital.org)
  • Autoimmune diseases occur most often in females by a 3-to-1 margin over males. (childrenshospital.org)
  • Autoimmune diseases occur when the body's immune system is overactive and the body acts against itself, attacking its own tissues. (newsmax.com)
  • Dermatological manifestations as a sign of thyroid disturbances occur either in thyreotoxic states or in the evolution of autoimmune diseases of the thyroid that is in apparent euthyroidism, or in overt hypothyroidism. (sclero.org)
  • Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system misfires and the body actually starts attacking itself. (everydayhealth.com)
  • This disease usually occurs in the patient's 20's and 30's but may also occur later in life in the 60s and 70s, according to Medscape. (colgate.com)
  • Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system goes awry and starts to attack the body's healthy tissues. (cancer.gov)
  • The immunologic states of autoimmune diseases resemble those of aging, chronic GVH disease, and malarial infection. (springer.com)
  • Autoimmune diseases are a family of more than 100 chronic, and often disabling, illnesses that develop when underlying defects in the immune system lead the body to attack its own organs, tissues, and cells. (springer.com)
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome are symptoms of fibromyalgia, and of other autoimmune diseases. (redorbit.com)
  • Fibromyalgia and chronic pain is often associated with autoimmune disease, as people who have certain autoimmune diseases are up to 25% more likely to develop fibromyalgia. (redorbit.com)
  • According to the Journal of American Medical Association , the rate of chronic health conditions among U.S. children rose almost 15 percent between 1994 and 2006, with the largest growth among conditions believed to have an autoimmune link, such as obesity, asthma, and behavioral and learning problems. (draxe.com)
  • In summary, due to the linkage of genes in the HLA region of chromosome 6, type 1 diabetes is associated with other chronic autoimmune illnesses. (healthcentral.com)
  • The incidence ratios were adjusted for comorbidities including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, various cardiovascular diseases, obesity, sepsis, and alcoholism-related conditions. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Mesothelial cells are found in your blood and kidneys , and baking soda is already used in the treatment of chronic kidney disease. (mercola.com)
  • A substantial minority of the population suffers from these diseases, which are often chronic, debilitating, and life-threatening. (disabled-world.com)
  • Fibromyalgia and chronic widespread pain in autoimmune thyroid disease. (sclero.org)
  • This review looks at the current understanding of the prevalence of pain syndromes in autoimmune thyroid disease, their likely causes, present appreciation of the pathogenesis of chronic widespread pain, and how our knowledge can be used to find lasting and effective treatments for the pain syndromes associated with autoimmune thyroid disease. (sclero.org)
  • This is a universal molecule that can potentially treat not only autoimmune diseases but other acute or chronic conditions such as allergy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sepsis and immunodeficiency," said Stefan G. Tullius, HMS professor of surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital's chief of Transplant Surgery, director of Transplantation Surgery Research and lead study author. (harvard.edu)
  • Autoimmune rheumatic diseases (ARDs) are a diverse group of conditions that primarily affect the joints, bones, muscle, and connective tissue. (aafp.org)
  • This first volume represents the state-of-the-art in the field of cardiovascular disease and autoimmune rheumatic diseases. (elsevier.com)
  • Autoimmune rheumatic diseases (AIRDs) are associated with higher rates of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, primarily secondary to accelerated atherosclerosis. (ahajournals.org)
  • Standard treatment for inflammatory conditions like these is to use DMARDs [disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs]," Anthony explained. (forbes.com)
  • Childhood cancer survivors are at heightened risk of a wide range of autoimmune diseases, reveals research published online in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases . (eurekalert.org)
  • The commonest form of autoimmune heart disease is rheumatic heart disease or rheumatic fever. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr Stockinger concludes: ''The discovery that the stimulation of AhR by environmental pollutants can accelerate the development of autoimmune reactions and the severity of symptoms raises intriguing possibilities and warrants closer examination of a possible role of AhR in human autoimmune diseases. (news-medical.net)
  • Spontaneous animal homologues of human autoimmune blistering diseases have been identified in the last 2 decades. (medscape.com)
  • 1995) Dominant interfering Fas gene mutations impair apoptosis in a human autoimmune lymphoproliferative syndrome. (els.net)
  • All types of immune‐mediated tissue damage may cause autoimmune diseases. (els.net)
  • Treatments for pediatric autoimmune brain diseases vary depending on the specific disease your child has and the type and severity of their symptoms. (dukehealth.org)
  • Note that the risk attenuated for most autoimmune diseases over time but that the study did not have data on cardiovascular risk factors or treatments for the autoimmune condition. (medpagetoday.com)
  • We base our treatments on the most current research on autoimmune kidney (renal) disease. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Treatments your doctor suggests will depend on your disease and symptoms. (disabled-world.com)
  • From the latest autoimmune disease news, treatments and therapies, inspiring patient stories, to expert advice, we're here to help you live your healthiest life every day. (everydayhealth.com)
  • These diseases can affect most body parts, and even though treatments exist to control symptoms, there are no cures. (colgate.com)
  • Our goal is to develop therapies that are tailored to children and teens with autoimmune diseases - therapies that are more effective than current treatments, with fewer side effects. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Autoimmune diseases are classified as either general, in which the autoimmune reaction takes place simultaneously in a number of tissues, or organ specific, in which the autoimmune reaction targets a single organ. (encyclopedia.com)
  • A general autoimmune disease in which antibodies attack a number of different tissues. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Autoimmune Disease is a condition in which the body recognizes its own tissues as foreign and directs an immune response against them. (news-medical.net)
  • The role of proinflammatory and regulatory cytokines in driving an autoimmune response to cardiac self-tissues has been analysed. (elsevier.com)
  • A disease resulting from an immune reaction produced by an individual's white blood cells or antibodies acting on the body's own tissues or extracellular proteins. (dictionary.com)
  • A disease in which impaired function and the destruction of tissue are caused by an immune reaction in which abnormal antibodies are produced and attack the body's own cells and tissues. (dictionary.com)
  • Autoimmune diseases can thus affect a wide variety of bodily tissues and processes, such as the skin, liver, kidneys, or other organs, or the chemical reactions essential to metabolism. (dictionary.com)
  • A disease in which the body produces antibodies that attack its own tissues, leading to the deterioration and in some cases to the destruction of such tissue. (dictionary.com)
  • In autoimmune diseases, the body makes a mistake an … d attacks its own tissues. (answers.com)
  • Autoimmune diseases arise from an over-active immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. (disabled-world.com)
  • In autoimmune disease, the immune system mistakenly begins attacking healthy cells and tissues - and fails to shut off the attack. (childrenshospital.org)
  • Autoimmune diseases can affect almost any part of the body, though they often target connective tissues (skin, muscle and joints). (childrenshospital.org)
  • But in autoimmune diseases, the antibodies attack and destroy your body's tissues. (healthlinkbc.ca)
  • This disease attacks the glands, which leads to dryness of eyes, mouth and other body tissues. (colgate.com)
  • The team noticed that when people in the study visited fast food restaurants more than once a week, they saw a marked increase in levels of destructive inflammatory cells, which the immune system produces to respond to injury or foreign invaders, but which attack healthy tissues in autoimmune diseases. (health24.com)
  • erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that affects multiple tissues and systems and with significant variable clinical features and organ involvement (Cava, 2010). (bartleby.com)
  • Autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes (T1D), result from destruction of healthy tissues by a rogue immune system. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Such features include damage to or destruction of tissues where there is an abnormal immune response, altered organ growth, and altered organ function depending on the location of the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some diseases are organ specific and are restricted to affecting certain tissues, while others are systemic diseases that impact many tissues throughout the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are more than 80 different autoimmune diseases. (colgate.com)
  • Every one of the 33 types of autoimmune disease included in the analysis was associated with an increase in PE admissions during the first year after the index hospitalization. (medpagetoday.com)
  • What types of autoimmune disease affect children? (childrenshospital.org)
  • Deficiencies in the complement system result in decreased clearance of apoptotic material, which may initiate autoimmune responses and production of autoantibodies against cellular components [ 13 - 16 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Additionally, SLE is characterized as an immune complex disease comprising autoantibodies and their specific autoantigens. (hindawi.com)
  • You will also learn about the importance of laboratory testing for autoantibodies and how antibody panels can help you rule in or rule out common autoimmune diseases. (aafp.org)
  • Some diseases implicate the adaptive immune system and are characterized by reactivity to self-antigens and production of self-directed autoantibodies. (healio.com)
  • Specific autoantibodies play an important role in NMDA-R associated autoimmune encephalitis. (healio.com)
  • Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED), which typically presents as sudden onset sensorineural hearing loss, can also be associated with production of specific autoantibodies. (healio.com)
  • Whereas the pemphigus subset of diseases is mediated by autoantibodies that target the extracellular skin components that link one epidermal cell to another, the pemphigoid subset is mediated by autoantibodies that target the extracellular skin components that link the skin basement membrane components either to the lowermost layer of epidermal cells or to the dermal components. (medscape.com)
  • Passive transfer experiments have demonstrated that purified autoantibodies from patients with the pemphigus group of diseases can induce blister formation when delivered to newborn mice. (medscape.com)
  • Each disease has a characteristic set of autoantibodies (antibodies that attack normal cells or structures in the body itself). (dictionary.com)
  • In some of these diseases, the autoantibodies that are produced actually cause the tissue and organ damage. (dictionary.com)
  • It is thought that the autoantibodies are generated by an immunologic reaction with bodily proteins, but the reasons that a specific set of bodily proteins should provoke an immune response that results in disease remain obscure. (dictionary.com)
  • What if everything we thought we knew about autoantibodies, which are pathologically elevated in autoimmune diseases, was wrong? (greenmedinfo.com)
  • One possible explanation for the findings is that "persistent immune abnormalities after treatment with chemotherapy predispose to the development of autoantibodies, which are central to the pathogenesis of many autoimmune diseases," they write. (eurekalert.org)
  • The presence of autoantibodies does not necessarily mean a person will develop an autoimmune disease. (drugs.com)
  • IDDM is unquestionably an autoimmune disease, as reflected by the presence of beta-cell-reactive autoantibodies and T cells, T cell-mediated transfer of the disease in nondiabetic mice, rats, and humans, and disease sensitivity to immunosuppressive therapy. (nih.gov)
  • Faculty and trainees in our program study all aspects of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases in animal models and in human cells, including the mechanisms leading to altered immune system activation and regulation, the impact of these alterations on organ function, the identification and validation of potential therapeutic targets, and the design of novel therapeutic strategies. (bcm.edu)
  • The family of inflammatory/autoimmune systemic diseases (IAD) form a continuum from pure inflammatory diseases to pure autoimmune diseases, encompassing a large panel of inflammatory diseases with some autoimmune components, and vice versa. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Proleukin, a prescription form of IL-2, has an explicit warning for exacerbation of a variety of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • patients may not realize they have the disease until half of their retinal ganglion cells have been lost. (mit.edu)
  • However, in many patients, the disease worsens even after intraocular pressure returns to normal. (mit.edu)
  • In localized autoimmune disease segment, there are huge unmet needs of the patients for various diseases such as type 1 diabetes. (hexaresearch.com)
  • The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. (lls.org)
  • SLE is a rare autoimmune disease with a prevalence of 0.09% and an incidence of 1-10 new cases per 100.000 per year, and nine out of 10 patients are women [ 8 - 12 ]. (hindawi.com)
  • Because of the wide range of impact and varying symptoms, patients may find diagnosing autoimmune diseases challenging. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Explain that a Swedish study found that the risk of pulmonary embolism was significantly increased among patients with any autoimmune condition during the first year following hospitalization for the autoimmune disease compared with the general population. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Autoimmune disease patients also faced a 50% increase in risk for PE during years two to five after hospitalization for an autoimmune disease, Zöller and colleagues reported online in The Lancet . (medpagetoday.com)
  • In addition to the restriction to hospitalized patients, limitations to the study also included lack of data on major cardiovascular risk factors such as diet, smoking status, and body mass index, and on how the autoimmune diseases were treated. (medpagetoday.com)
  • In Cell this week: blood immune cell changes in COVID-19 patients and spatial transcriptomics in Alzheimer's disease. (genomeweb.com)
  • While most patients with pemphigus vulgaris have oral lesions, which usually are the first manifestation of this disease, only a few patients with bullous pemphigoid have oral lesions. (medscape.com)
  • Cochlear implantation outcomes in patients with autoimmune and immune-mediated inner ear disease. (webmd.com)
  • Nearly 79% of autoimmune disease patients in the USA are women. (disabled-world.com)
  • Blood testing is often the first step to diagnosing autoimmune liver diseases because many patients do not show symptoms until the disease has progressed to cirrhosis or liver failure. (bidmc.org)
  • Autoimmune diseases are under-diagnosed or missed by 'specialists' even when patients have severe symptoms. (whale.to)
  • Over recent decades, many clinical trials on curcumin supplementation have been conducted on various autoimmune diseases including osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes, and ulcerative colitis patients. (mdpi.com)
  • Novel research reveals that blocking exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) produces significant symptom changes in 90% of patients with autoimmune disease. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • About 90 percent of the patients are women, and approximately 3 percent of all women over age 50 are affected by the disease. (colgate.com)
  • It likely be years before this link is confirmed, but Hafler says for patients already at risk of autoimmune disease, reducing dietary salt may be a good idea. (health24.com)
  • Cross phenotyping of patients with IAD should be heuristic and help revise the nosography and the understanding of these diseases. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • But doctors have not known whether immunotherapy is safe and effective for people who have both cancer and an autoimmune disease, because such patients have been excluded from clinical trials of immunotherapy drugs. (cancer.gov)
  • Having an overactive immune system is the main reason that many patients with both cancer and autoimmune diseases have not been included in hundreds of clinical trials of immunotherapy drugs," said Hussein Tawbi, M.D., Ph.D., of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and one of the lead investigators for the new trial. (cancer.gov)
  • For many doctors who treat patients with both diseases, the lack of information on the effects of immunotherapy in such patients has led to a "clinical conundrum," Dr. Tawbi continued. (cancer.gov)
  • As doctors, we have been afraid of using these drugs in patients with autoimmune diseases because we don't have evidence that they are safe for these patients," he added. (cancer.gov)
  • The main concerns, Dr. Tawbi explained, are that "the immune-related side effects may be more severe in patients with both diseases, or that their autoimmune conditions may get much worse because of immunotherapy. (cancer.gov)
  • What we learn may allow us to extend the promise of immunotherapy in a safe manner to patients who have cancer and an existing autoimmune disease. (cancer.gov)
  • Between 10% and 30% of cancer patients have an autoimmune disease as well, so the results of the trial could have implications for many patients, said Elad Sharon, M.D., M.P.H., of NCI's Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program and another leader of the study. (cancer.gov)
  • Immune checkpoint inhibitors, for example, have been tested in a growing number of cancer types, in combination with other therapies, and in patients with different stages of disease. (cancer.gov)
  • It is not known, however, whether all factors intervene concomitantly in a given individual or separately in subsets of patients, explaining the clinical heterogeneity of the disease. (nih.gov)
  • We have some funding and we're going to start looking at patients with autoimmune diseases to see if we can change the course of disease by altering salt intake," Hafler said in an interview. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Patients with congenital defects in Tregs develop fatal multiorgan autoimmune diseases early in life ( 2 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Will patients with autoimmune diabetes have a similar window? (diabetesjournals.org)
  • Scientists found mice predisposed to diabetes were more likely to develop the disease if exposed to a virus. (redorbit.com)
  • The finding could help in the future development of therapies for the treatment or prevention of diabetes and other autoimmune illnesses. (redorbit.com)
  • I know MS is an autoimmune disease, and it seems like many people not only have MS, but also other AI diseases (like arthritis, diabetes, etc. (dailystrength.org)
  • Type 1 diabetes is just one of multiple autoimmune diseases. (healthcentral.com)
  • Autoimmune thyroid disease in the form of hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's Thyroiditis) and hyperthyroidism (Graves Disease) is most commonly associated with type 1 diabetes. (healthcentral.com)
  • Adrenal insufficiency or Addison's disease also may be associated with type 1 diabetes and is extremely rare. (healthcentral.com)
  • If your child/adolescent is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, be cognizant of the possibility of future development of one of these associated diseases. (healthcentral.com)
  • We examined what makes Th17 cells - which play a crucial role in multiple autoimmune diseases - distinct from other closely related T cells within the immune system," said Alexander Marson, MD, PhD, a leading T cell expert and member of the UCSF Diabetes Center. (eurekalert.org)
  • People with type diabetes have an autoimmune disease? (answers.com)
  • The antigen-presenting cells (APCs) that drive the various phases of MHC class II-dependent organ-specific autoimmune diseases, such as insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, experimental allergic encephalitis, and thyroiditis, are not fully identified. (pnas.org)
  • Occasionally it is also associated with other autoimmune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes, systemic scleroderma, and vitiligo, just to name a few. (sclero.org)
  • Associated autoimmune diseases in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). (sclero.org)
  • Shedding light on the underlying causes of the gender bias in autoimmune diseases, a study published by Cell Press August 22nd in the journal Immunity reveals that certain gut microbes prevalent in males can help protect them against type 1 diabetes. (medindia.net)
  • Until now, it has not been clear how hormones and microbes work together to influence the gender bias in type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases. (medindia.net)
  • Type 1 diabetes and a certain kind of hepatitis are among the autoimmune conditions in which the immune system attacks one organ. (everydayhealth.com)
  • The findings suggest that salt may play a previously unknown role in triggering autoimmune diseases such as MS or type 1 diabetes in individuals who are already genetically predisposed. (health24.com)
  • 1985) In situ characterization of autoimmune phenomena and expression of HLA molecules in the pancreas in diabetes insulitis. (els.net)
  • Diabetes and Addison's disease--a condition in which the adrenal gland doesn't work properly--make up almost half of the excess cases, the findings show. (eurekalert.org)
  • Insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus as an autoimmune disease. (nih.gov)
  • When children and adolescents present with alopecia areata, most physicians wish to rule out thyroid disease by obtaining thyroid antibodies, TSH levels, and free T4. (healthcentral.com)
  • The two main types of autoimmune thyroid disease fall into hyperthyroidism (Grave's disease), and hypothyroidism (Hashimoto's thyroiditis). (sclero.org)
  • Often thyroid disease occurs by itself. (sclero.org)
  • It is common for people with systemic scleroderma to also have other health problems, and thyroid disease can often be associated with it. (sclero.org)
  • However, thyroid disease is very common in the general population, whereas systemic scleroderma is very rare, and thyroid disease is not considered to be a symptom of any type of scleroderma. (sclero.org)
  • Autoimmune thyroid disease is the inherited form of hypothyroidism, suspected in more than 90 percent of cases in dogs. (vetinfo.com)
  • Research shows that autoimmune diseases tend to have underlying genetic, racial, and gender components. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • This can lead to increased autoimmune disease activity and trigger exacerbations of autoimmune diseases or make individuals more prone to acquiring infections that together with genetic factors are believed to be the main etiological factors for autoimmune diseases. (reuters.com)
  • Addison disease can also be one of several features of other genetic conditions, including X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy and autoimmune polyglandular syndrome, type 1, which are caused by mutations in other genes. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Even with a genetic tendency, a person may not develop an autoimmune disease without an environmental influence to set it off. (webmd.com)
  • The etiology of SADs is believed to be multifactorial with both genetic and environmental factors contributing to the disease development. (hindawi.com)
  • This means that environmental factors are interacting with genetic factors to generate a detrimental autoimmune reaction. (news-medical.net)
  • The genetic makeup of the individual, environmental influences, and infectious disease organisms may all contribute to a person's susceptibility to autoimmune disease. (dictionary.com)
  • Inflammatory autoimmune diseases, which reflect complex interactions between genetic variation and environment, are important systems for genetic investigation of human disease 3 . (nature.com)
  • Although it has long been postulated that autoimmune disease represents an interplay of genetic and environmental factors, specific environmental influences have remained uncertain. (medpagetoday.com)
  • These diseases are not the result of a genetic defect from birth. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • Although a number of autoimmune conditions may involve the liver, the three most common autoimmune liver diseases are autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis. (bidmc.org)
  • Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) can affect both children and adults and can lead to cirrhosis and acute liver failure . (bidmc.org)
  • We see more autoimmune processes in these ASD babies, and we're not sure where that's coming from-mercury, the hepatitis B itself, or the MMR. (whale.to)
  • Glaucoma, a disease that afflicts nearly 70 million people worldwide, is something of a mystery despite its prevalence. (mit.edu)
  • The rising prevalence of autoimmune diseases and consequent increase in healthcare expenditure globally are the major factors driving the autoimmune disease diagnostics market. (hexaresearch.com)
  • A) Research to determine the reasons underlying the incidence and prevalence of the diseases. (house.gov)
  • For reasons that are not clear, the prevalence of many autoimmune diseases is much higher in women than in men. (dictionary.com)
  • Several AIRDs exhibit increased overt cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevalence as well as findings of advanced subclinical atherosclerosis, which may precede the appearance of a clinical disease and thus be a target of early identification and preventive therapy. (ahajournals.org)
  • The signs and symptoms of autoimmune Addison disease can begin at any time, although they most commonly begin between ages 30 and 50. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Other signs and symptoms of autoimmune Addison disease include low levels of sugar (hypoglycemia) and sodium (hyponatremia) and high levels of potassium (hyperkalemia) in the blood. (medlineplus.gov)
  • What are the symptoms of autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED)? (webmd.com)
  • Within this category of diseases are also the clinically isolated syndromes that don't fit into a specific disease, but have symptoms of autoimmune demyelination. (stlouischildrens.org)
  • The study points out, "Along with the introduction of the HPV vaccines, several cases of onset or exacerbations of autoimmune diseases following the vaccine shot have been reported in the literature and pharmacovigilance databases, triggering concerns about its safety. (greenmedinfo.com)
  • Here, we discuss the involvement of the dopaminergic system in the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases. (frontiersin.org)
  • Innate immunity contributes to the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases by activating lymphocytes and participating to the tissue damage. (els.net)
  • Autoimmune diseases and vaccines Often, autoimmune symptoms do not show up until decades after the initial trigger. (whale.to)
  • Can Smoking Trigger an Autoimmune Disease? (everydayhealth.com)
  • Autoimmune diseases are not passed down by one single gene, but likely a combination of several genes along with other factors such as environment that trigger the disease to develop. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Numerous environmental stimuli likely trigger disease through poorly understood processes. (jci.org)
  • But I have to avoid sugar in general because it is a trigger for the autoimmune diseases. (abovetopsecret.com)
  • There is no sure shot trigger discovered that causes these diseases. (asianage.com)
  • In autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks part of the body as though it were an invader, like a virus. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • But if you have an autoimmune disease, your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake. (disabled-world.com)
  • Autoimmune disease is a condition in which the immune system attacks the body's own cells. (indiatimes.com)
  • In this progressive disease, a person's own immune system attacks and destroys connective tissue. (science20.com)
  • Seattle Children's is the only program on the West Coast dedicated to diagnosing and treating babies, children and teens with autoimmune disease that affects the kidneys. (seattlechildrens.org)
  • Rarely, Addison disease is not caused by an autoimmune reaction. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Consequences of an autoimmune reaction may either be the loss of function or the hyperfunction of the target tissue. (els.net)
  • This may contribute to the less severe autoimmune reaction", explains first author David Medgyesi. (science20.com)
  • In coeliac disease, the autoimmune reaction is caused by the body's loss of immune tolerance to ingested gluten, found primarily in wheat, barley, and rye. (wikipedia.org)
  • Torgerson and his colleagues discovered that a variety of mutations in the gene FOXP3 can stop the body from producing regulatory T cells, triggering a severe autoimmune condition called immune dysregulation polyendocrinopathy enteropathy X-linked (IPEX). (seattlechildrens.org)
  • The patient population tends to be a heterogeneous mix of age, gender and comorbidities, and the mechanisms of injury to the skin are variable between blistering diseases. (medscape.com)
  • Part I. Immune and autoimmune mechanisms involved in cardiac damage. (elsevier.com)
  • Systemic autoimmune diseases comprise a family of conditions that share common pathogenetic mechanisms as well as a multi-organ involvement including the heart. (elsevier.com)
  • This phenomenon can be attributed to traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis and use of specific drugs, such as corticosteroids, but also might be the result of other autoimmune and inflammatory mechanisms that are aggravated in AIRDs. (ahajournals.org)
  • Multiple mechanisms of action of curcumin on these diseases have been researched, including the modulation of the eicosanoid pathway towards a more anti-inflammatory pathway, and the modulation of serum lipid levels towards a favorable profile. (mdpi.com)
  • Mechanisms of Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases (AITD): From Genetics to Epigenetics. (sclero.org)
  • Genome-wide association studies have identified loci underlying human diseases, but the causal nucleotide changes and mechanisms remain largely unknown. (nature.com)
  • However, progress towards understanding disease mechanisms has been limited by difficulty in assigning molecular function to the vast majority of GWAS hits that do not affect protein-coding sequence. (nature.com)
  • A full understanding of the disease pathogenesis will require a better definition of the nature of the triggering and target autoantigen(s) and of the effector mechanisms (cytokines, cytotoxic cells? (nih.gov)
  • Articles in this Special Issue will present research aimed at characterizing the mechanisms by which environmental toxicants contribute to autoimmune disease. (mdpi.com)
  • Systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs) are a group of connective tissue diseases with diverse, yet overlapping, symptoms and autoantibody development. (hindawi.com)
  • Cardiac involvement in autoimmune connective tissue diseases. (elsevier.com)
  • Autoimmune brain diseases, including autoimmune encephalitis and central nervous system (CNS) vasculitis, can cause rapid changes in your child's physical and mental health. (dukehealth.org)
  • If these labs are normal, one must consider the autoimmune etiology of alopecia areata. (healthcentral.com)
  • It signaled the arrival of an autoimmune disease called alopecia areata. (dictionary.com)
  • So here we have identified a molecular mechanism that shows how such a wide range of environmental factors could be directly linked to the cells that cause autoimmune reactions. (news-medical.net)
  • Conti‐Fine BM, Protti MP, Bellone M and Howard JF Jr (1997) Myasthenia Gravis: The Immunobiology of an Autoimmune Disease. (els.net)
  • Is there a cure for autoimmune diseases? (answers.com)
  • After her daughter's death, Ms. Burrows continued to advocate for a cure for autoimmune diseases and supported the Red Cross. (baltimoresun.com)