Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/146614
Title:
Molecular Understanding of Selected Autoimmune Diseases
Author:
Narayanan, Harish Anandha
Issue Date:
May-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Pathogens that affect the immune system, or defects in the immune system contribute to numerous autoimmune diseases. In this paper, we are going to review, analyze and understand recent findings in literature. The papers that are to be reviewed explore the observation of loss of regulatory T cells in individuals with multiple sclerosis, the importance of CD4+ during HIV infection, the role of CCR6 in the immune system and the importance of Pan-DR-Binding Hsp60 self-epitopes in rheumatoid arthritis. So this literary review is limited to understanding major defects in specific parts of the immune system and its role in causing the specific autoimmune disease. The reason for this focus is to highlight the importance of the immune system in the functioning of many processes in our body and more specifically the importance of T cells and its regulators in maintaining the immune system.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Molecular and Cellular Biology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleMolecular Understanding of Selected Autoimmune Diseasesen_US
dc.creatorNarayanan, Harish Anandhaen_US
dc.contributor.authorNarayanan, Harish Anandhaen_US
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPathogens that affect the immune system, or defects in the immune system contribute to numerous autoimmune diseases. In this paper, we are going to review, analyze and understand recent findings in literature. The papers that are to be reviewed explore the observation of loss of regulatory T cells in individuals with multiple sclerosis, the importance of CD4+ during HIV infection, the role of CCR6 in the immune system and the importance of Pan-DR-Binding Hsp60 self-epitopes in rheumatoid arthritis. So this literary review is limited to understanding major defects in specific parts of the immune system and its role in causing the specific autoimmune disease. The reason for this focus is to highlight the importance of the immune system in the functioning of many processes in our body and more specifically the importance of T cells and its regulators in maintaining the immune system.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineMolecular and Cellular Biologyen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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