Title: Genetic lesions in T-cell tolerance and thresholds for autoimmunity
Authors: Liston, Adrian
Lesage, S
Gray, DHD
Boyd, RL
Goodnow, CC # ×
Issue Date: Apr-2005
Publisher: Blackwell munksgaard
Series Title: Immunological reviews vol:204 pages:87-101
Abstract: The cause of common organ-specific autoimmune diseases is poorly understood because of genetic and cellular complexity in humans and animals. Recent advances in the understanding of the mechanisms of the defects underlying autoimmune disease in autoimmune polyendocrinopathy syndrome type 1 and non-obese diabetic mice suggest that failures in central tolerance play a key role in predisposition towards organ-specific autoimmunity. The lessons from such rare monogenic autoimmune disorders and well-characterized polygenic traits demonstrate how subtle quantitative trait loci can result in large changes in the susceptibility to autoimmunity. These data allow us to propose a model relating efficiency of thymic deletion to T-cell tolerance and susceptibility to autoimmunity.
ISSN: 0105-2896
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Department of Experimental Medicine (-)
Laboratory of Genetics of Autoimmunity
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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