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molecular mimicry

Molecular mimicry of host structures by bacterial lipopolysaccharides and its contribution to disease

Molecular mimicry of integrin ligation: therapeutic potential of arginine-glycine-aspartic acid (RGD) peptides.

Molecular evolution of protein-RNA mimicry as a mechanism for translational control

Brucella melitensis infection associated with Guillain–Barré syndrome through molecular mimicry of host structures

Molecular Mimicry in Campylobacter jejuni Lipopolysaccharides and the Development of Guillain-Barré Syndrome

Molecular mimicry between human endogenous retrovirus clone 4-1 and HLA class I antigen with reference to the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus

Molecular mimicry in Campylobacter jejuni: role of the lipo-oligosaccharide core oligosaccharide in inducing anti-ganglioside antibodies

Molecular mimicry: anti-DNA antibodies may arise inadvertently as a response to antibodies generated to microorganisms

Minimal peptide length requirements for CD4+ T cell clones—implications for molecular mimicry and T cell survival

Tolerance induction by molecular mimicry: prevention and suppression of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis with the milk protein butyrophilin

Cross-Reactivity between Immunodominant Human T Lymphotropic Virus Type I tax and Neurons: Implications for Molecular Mimicry

Molecular Mimicry between Gangliosides and Lipopolysaccharides of Campylobacter jejuni Isolated from Patients with Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Miller Fisher Syndrome

Fine Epitope Specificity of Anti-erythropoietin Antibodies Reveals Molecular Mimicry With HIV-1 p17 Protein: A Pathogenetic Mechanism for HIV-1–Related Anemia

Molecular Mimicry of Human Tumor Antigen by Heavy Chain CDR3 Sequence of the Anti-Idiotypic Antibody

 

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The close resemblance of an antigenic molecule of an invading pathogen to a host tissue molecule. This can cause the host's immune system to produce antipathogen antibodies that will cross-react against self tissue, leading to autoimmune disease. For example, in some forms of rheumatic fever, the infecting streptococcal bacteria induce the formation of antibodies and even T cells that attack not only the bacteria but also various host tissues, including the heart valves, leading to serious long-term consequences.

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