autoimmunity and genetics

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Durna Daştan S.

in: Human autoimmunity and associated diseases, Kenan Demir,selim görgün, Editor, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, pp.44-67, 2021

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • City: Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Page Numbers: pp.44-67
  • Editors: Kenan Demir,selim görgün, Editor


The immune system is a complex system that forms the defense mechanism against diseases in a living thing, recognizes and destroys pathogens and tumor cells, and protects the body from foreign and harmful substances. Autoimmunity is the impairment of immunological tolerance and an immune response against one's own antigens. Autoimmunity is still not fully understood for its reasons and treatment possibilities. We examined the immune system and autoimmunity in terms of its causes, mechanism of occurrence and its relationship with various diseases and treatment approaches. New studies on immunity and autoimmunity are constantly being carried out, and new diagnostic and therapeutic protocols are emerging. For this reason, it is important to follow and compile current studies. This book will examine current, emerging, and cutting edge approaches to autoimmunity. This book discusses the issue of immunity and autoimmunity in different aspects such as epigenetics, genetics, pregnancy, microbiota, male and female infertility, anesthesia applications, HIV, covid19, foods and more.