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Nat Med. 2001 Aug;7(8):899-905.

Autoimmune disease: why and where it occurs.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, USA. marrackp@njc.org

Abstract

Autoimmune disease is controlled by genetic and environmental factors. Both of these affect susceptibility to autoimmunity at three levels: the overall reactivity of the immune system, the specific antigen and its presentation, and the target issue.

PMID:
11479621
DOI:
10.1038/90935
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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