an antibody that reacts against the body’s own tissue.
An antibody directed against "self," i.e., against the body.
Types of antibodies that bind to one's own tissues rather than foreign substances. When autoantibodies bind to one's own tissues, autoimmune disease results.
an antibody which reacts with antigens on the host tissues.
1. An antibody that is active against some of the tissues of the organism that produced it. 2. An antibody directed against the body's own tissue.
Antibody that reacts with an antigen that is a normal component of the body.
Antibody directed against one's own tissues
an antibody acting against tissues of the organism that produces it
an antibody designed to attack a part of the body itself
An immunoglobulin that reacts against a one's own organ.
An antibody, produced by B cells in response to an altered "self" antigen on one type of the body's own cells, that attacks and destroys these cells. Autoantibodies are the basis for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes mellitus. Several theories exist as to why autoantibodies are formed. The most commonly accepted theory proposes that a virus or direct trauma damages the antigen, changing its appearance. Consequently, B cells see it as "non-self" or foreign, and antibodies are produced for its destruction. SEE: antibody; antigen; autoimmunity; immunoglobulin.
AW-toe-AN-tee-bod-ee Antibody that attacks the body's tissues, causing autoimmune disease. 800
An antibody produced in an individual that is specific for a self antigen. Autoantibodies can cause damage to cells and tissues and are produced in excess in systemic autoimmune diseases, such as systemic lupus erythematous (1).
An antibody that reacts with antigens on a person's own cells and tissues.
Antibody that reacts with a molecule in the animal that produced the antibody; can cause autoimmune disease.
An antibody directed against the patient's own body tissue.
An antibody that is produced by a B cell against a self-antigen. In pemphigus, the self-antigen is a protein in the glue that keeps skin cells together.
an antibody that reacts against a person's own tissue instead of against foreign substances.
Antibodies created by a person's immune system against their own cellular components or products rather than against foreign invaders such as viruses or bacteria.
An antibody that reacts against an antigenic constituent of the person's own tissues.
An antibody against own antigens (auto=self).
antibodies that are made against the body's own organs and tissues rather than foreignparts of bacteria or viruses.
An antibody that fights against the patient's own body parts. For example, autoantibodies that attack platelets may cause thrombocytopenia. Patients with autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, have autoantibodies in their blood.
An autoantibody is an antibody (a type of protein) manufactured by the immune system that is directed against one or more of the individual's own proteins.