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Natural Autoantibodies and Associated B Cells in Immunity and Autoimmunity.
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PMID:  23186367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A substantial proportion of circulating antibodies in healthy individuals exhibit self-reactivity. These antibodies, referred to as natural autoantibodies, are thought to arise naturally without actual antigen stimulation as they are present in human cord blood and in mice housed in germfree conditions and fed an antigen-free diet. Natural autoantibodies are mainly of the IgM class, unmutated, and typically polyreactive. They provide critical early protection against pathogens, and play important roles in maintenance of homeostasis and modulation of innate and adaptive immune responses, thereby conferring protection from rampant autoimmune and inflammatory injuries. In this review, we summarize current information regarding the properties of natural autoantibodies and the B cells that produce them, their roles in immunity and autoimmunity, their mechanisms of action, and their therapeutic potential.
Kaiissar Mannoor; Yang Xu; Ching Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Autoimmunity     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1607-842X     ISO Abbreviation:  Autoimmunity     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8900070     Medline TA:  Autoimmunity     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pathology, University of Maryland School of Medicine , Baltimore, Maryland , USA.
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