Open Questions: Immune System Disorders

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Rheumatoid arthritis

Lupus

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Myasthenia gravis

Crohn's disease

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Celiac disease

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Scleroderma

Ankylosing spondylitis

Addison's disease

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Inflammatory diseases

Distributive shock

C-reactive protein


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T Cells for Brain Cells
January 2006 Scientific American In Focus article about inducing mild autoimmune reactions for therapeutic purposes in neurodegenerative diseases.
Experimental Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Targets T Cells
January 2001 Scientific American news article about a possible method of preventing T cells from attacking myelin in multiple sclerosis.
Gene Linked to Lupus-like Disease
January 2001 Scientific American news article about a genetic mutation that causes SLE-like symptoms in mice.
Hormone treats autoimmune disease
July 2000 Science News news article about symptomatic relief for lupus from administration of prasterone and DHEA.
Enzyme shortage may lead to lupus
June 2000 news article about how an insufficient amount of the enzyme DNase I may contribute to development of lupus.
Glutamate Glut Linked to Multiple Sclerosis
January 2000 news article in Science News about how an excess of glutamate from immune system cells contributes is linked to damage to myelin-producing oligodendrocytes.


Recommended references: Magazine/journal articles

Celiac Disease Insights: Clues to Solving Autoimmunity
Alession Fasano
Scientific American, August 2009
Study of a potentially fatal food-triggered disease has uncovered a process that may contribute to many autoimmune disorders.
Target: Celiac Disease
Ben Harder
Science News, June 21, 2003
Therapies aimed to complement or replace the gluten-free diet.
A New Approach to Autoimmune Diseases
Eugene Russo
The Scientist, May 2003
Instead of studying disorders in isolation, some investigators are seeking common denominators among them.


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