Autoimmune diseases

Mark H. Kaplan, Roy S. Sundick, Noel R. Rose

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The pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases in experimental animals has been the focus of much research both for their usefulness as models of analogous human diseases and for fundamental studies of breakdown in immune regulation. Avian autoimmune diseases are ideal for these studies because of the anatomical separation of T- and B-cell compartments. This separation facilitates examination of isolated humoral or cellular components of the immune system and their interactions with the organ or systemic target of autoimmune attack.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAvian Cellular Immunology
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781351464963
ISBN (Print)0849368332, 9780849368332
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • veterinary(all)

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    Kaplan, M. H., Sundick, R. S., & Rose, N. R. (2018). Autoimmune diseases. In Avian Cellular Immunology (pp. 183-198). CRC Press.