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Molecular Mimicry and Autoimmune Diseases

Molecular mimicry is when one molecule mimics another one in the way it behaves in the body. Specifically, it’s when the immune system mistakes one antigen (or potential pathogen) for another. But before I explain how this can lead to autoimmunity, allow me to recap how the immune system works. [...]

By |2017-05-30T07:33:32-07:00July 8th, 2016|Categories: Articles, Chronic Illnesses, Conditions & Treatments|Tags: |1 Comment