Molecular Mimicry

Cross-Reactivity Between Microbes and Host Proteins as a Cause of Autoimmunity

  • Michael B. A. Oldstone
Conference proceedings

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 145)

Table of contents

About these proceedings


This volume focuses on the evidence for or against molecular mimicry as a cause of autoimmunity. Contributions from recognized experts present their original findings, and the final chapter reviews the overall perspective of molecular mimicry, how to use its principles in clinical investigation and list the conceptual traits by which autoimmune disaese can occur.


autoimmune disease autoimmunity bacteria diseases microorganism parasite pathogenesis protein virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael B. A. Oldstone
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of ImmunologyScripps Clinic and Research FoundationLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74596-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74594-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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