The immune system can recognize, assimilate or reject self and non-self components. Indeed, immunological activities vary in a spectrum that goes from total tolerance (assimilation of self and non-self) to intolerance (rejection of self and non-self).
The Modifying Role of Stress-Induced Th2 Shift in the Clinical Expression of Thyroid Autoimmunity: A Brief Overview and Unifying Hypothesis
- 29 August 2012
- Agathocles Tsatsoulis & Christina Limniati
Thyroid autoimmunity may manifest clinically as chronic autoimmune or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) and its variants (postpartum/sporadic thyroiditis) or as Graves’ disease (GD) and atrophic thyroiditis.
- 04 November 2011
- GA Rook, CL Raison & CA Lowry
Urbanized societies are suffering an epidemic of chronic inflammatory disorders such as allergies, autoimmunity and inflammatory bowel disease.
Evolutionary Medicine, Energy Regulation and the Pathogenesis of Systemic Chronic Inflammatory Diseases
- 23 February 2011
- R Straub
The general meaning of the systemic response in inflammatory diseases is not well understood.
- 19 February 2011
- I Elenkov
Recently, more than 10 studies [see References 1-11], published in the last 3-4 years indicate the presence of high intratumoral concentrations of catecholamines and that these neurohormonal mediators affect key components of tumor biology such as tumor growth, angiogenesis, and migration or invasion [for details see References 12-13].