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Of, relating to, or resulting from an immune response by the body against an antigen in its own cells or tissues: an autoimmune reaction; an autoimmune disorder.

au′to·im·mu′ni·ty n.
au′to·im′mu·ni·za′tion (-ĭm′yə-nə-zā′shən) n.
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Noun1.autoimmunity - production of antibodies against the tissues of your own body; produces autoimmune disease or hypersensitivity reactions
autoimmune disease, autoimmune disorder - any of a large group of diseases characterized by abnormal functioning of the immune system that causes your immune system to produce antibodies against your own tissues
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition


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Contract notice: reagents and diverse material for diagnostic determinations of the autoimmunity system and lease of analytical machines
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Viela Bio will be based in Gaithersburg and will focus on inflammation and autoimmunity biologics, targeting pathways that are the root of disease.
AstraZeneca announced that its global biologics research and development arm, MedImmune, is spinning out six molecules from its early-stage inflammation and autoimmunity programmes into an independent biotech company, Viela Bio.
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether thyroid autoimmunity is higher in BTM.
Medical researchers from Europe, Australia, Japan, the US, and South America address immune-neuro-endocrine reflexes, circuits, and networks; inflammation and thymus aging; intrahypophyseal immune-endocrine interactions; pituitary autoimmunity; the role of prolactin as an immunomodulator in health and disease; anti-PIT-1 antibody syndrome; leptin, neuroinflammation, and obesity; thyroid autoimmunity and cancer; the role of cortistatin in the stressed immune system; steroids and autoimmunity; endocrine autoimmunity in Down syndrome; the somatotrope growth hormone-releasing hormone/growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor-1 axis in immunoregulation and immunosenescence; and the endocrine immunology of Chagas disease.
Aim: Although the association between primary immunodeficiency and autoimmunity is already well-known, it has once again become a topic of debate with the discovery of newly-defined immunodeficiencies.
Thyroid autoimmunity (expressed with the presence of anti-thyroid antibodies) is prevalent in 4% of women of reproductive age (1) and may be linked to infertility, even in the absence of clinically apparent autoimmune disease, in both TSH-dependent and TSH-independent fashion (1-3).
BOSTON -- Most children diagnosed with type I diabetes who develop celiac disease test positive for celiac autoimmunity at the time of their first screen; thus annual rescreening is necessary only in those with a positive first screen and in those who develop celiac disease symptoms, findings from a retrospective records review suggest.
The medical profession is concerned about estrogen causing inflammation, allergies, autoimmunity and cancer; however, the medical profession is not measuring total estrogen.
The data presented in the patent application provides additional insight into the mechanism by which our lead product, Endometrial Regenerative Cell (ERC-124), suppresses autoimmunity in animal models of multiple sclerosis and Type 1 diabetes," said CSO Thomas Ichim.
Arih2 is responsible for the most fundamental and important decision that the immune system has to make - whether the immune response should be initiated and progressed or whether it should be switched off to avoid the development of chronic inflammation or autoimmunity," the paper quoted research leader Dr Marc Pellegrini as saying.