The role of bacterial DNA in autoantibody induction.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Bacterial DNA has potent immunological properties that can stimulate the immune system in SLE in both specific and non-specific ways. As such, this molecule may play an important role in disease pathogenesis, because it can exert immunomodulatory activity and function as a molecular mimic. Future studies will hopefully both determine the role of foreign nucleic acids in the induction of autoantibodies and lead to strategies for their elimination.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pisetsky, DS

Published Date

  • 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 247 /

Start / End Page

  • 143 - 155

PubMed ID

  • 10689785

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0070-217X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-642-59672-8_10


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Germany