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Autoimmunity, Part A

Edited by Edited by M. Eric Gershwin (University of California, Davis) and Yehuda Shoenfeld (Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel)
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Autoimmunity, Part A

Published: August 2007

Volume 1109

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This volume contains the first section of the proceedings of a large, comprehensive meeting held in Sorrento, Italy. Because the meeting focused on such an important area of human health, four volumes have been dedicated to it. Part A presents new principles in autoimmunity, including the roles of key players such as designed ankyrin repeat proteins, SLAM-associated protein, interleukin-12, human proteinase 3, the complement system, IgG, disturbances in cytokine synthesis, and IFN-gamma blockers. The second section of the volume takes a look at new diagnostic tools, including screening of endothelial expression libraries, electrical skin impedance, and IgA anti-tissue transglutaminase antibody assays.