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autoimmunization

[¦ȯd·ō‚i·myə·nə′zā·shən]
(immunology)
Immunization obtained by natural processes within the body.
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Animal studies indicate that oral tolerance could be a wildly effective therapy for autoimmune diseases--disorders that occur when the immune system no longer sees a certain tissue as part of one's self but as a foreign invader, then mounts a vicious attack on the offending tissue.
These findings further demonstrate the potential of our technology platform from which we intend to launch multiple, potentially first-in-class compounds with therapeutic activity in a broad range of indications including infectious diseases, autoimmune and metabolic disorders, cancer and other diseases associated with aging," added Hollis.
The workshop was attended by more than 100 participants, including basic scientists, epidemiologists, clinicians, and disease advocates, and included a session consisting of six breakout groups focused on the following topics: gene-environment interactions, altered antigens, immune modulations, signal transduction, translational research: systemic autoimmune disease, and translational research: organ-specific diseases.
By separating people from their dirty origins, the modern antiseptic environment may have also provoked the medical equivalent of friendly fire: autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and type I diabetes.
Autoimmune disorders result from an overactive immune response of a body working against its own cells.
Over 4-5 February 2003, a diverse group of basic scientists, epidemiologists, clinicians, and other researchers gathered in Durham, North Carolina, for "Environmental Factors in Autoimmune Disease," a workshop designed to assess the current state of the knowledge on autoimmune diseases, and to make recommendations on goals for future research initiatives.
Lee Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle and her colleagues report that boys with the autoimmune disease lupus have more maternal cells circulating in their bloodstreams than boys without lupus do.
North America autoimmune disease diagnostic market is segmented based on types i.
The research team will also explore the possibility that certain autoimmune disorders may actually be collections of a number of so-called elemental disorders, each with its own pathogenesis and trigger.
This leakage might represent the still-theoretical autoimmune connection.
In lupus patients, these autoimmune reactions can cause kidney damage, skin problems, central nervous system disorders, and other symptoms.