Modeling of Autoimmune Processes

  • Olga A. Smirnova


Radiation exposures can cause the development of autoimmune processes in mammals. In the course of these processes, the organism’s own organs and tissues are damaged [1, 2]. Clinical observations show that autoimmunization plays an important role in the pathogenesis of acute radiation sickness arising after acute exposure to sublethal and lethal doses. Autoimmune reactions are one of the possible consequences of chronic exposure to low doses of radiation. Sometimes autoimmune reactions may also develop in unexposed mammals [3–5].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research and Technical Center of Radiation-Chemical Safety and HygieneMoscowRussian Federation

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