Potential antigenic cross-reactivity between SARS-CoV-2 and human tissue with a possible link to an increase in autoimmune diseases
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2, we tested 5 different blood specimens that were confirmed positive for SARS-CoV-2 IgG and IgM antibodies.
Correlation between Antibodies to Bacterial Lipopolysaccharides and Barrier Proteins in Sera Positive for ASCA and ANCA
Abstract: Individuals with intestinal barrier dysfunction are more prone to autoimmunity. Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) from gut bacteria have been shown to play a role in systemic inflammation, leading to the opening of the gut and blood‐brain barrier (BBB).
The aim of this study was to examine the direct reaction of specific lectin/agglutinin antibodies to different tissue antigens to
confirm the theory that reactivity between them may contribute to autoimmunities.
It has been shown that environmental factors such as infections, chemicals, and diet play a major role in autoimmune diseases; however, relatively little attention has been given to food components as the most prevalent modifiers of these afflictions.
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Bi-directional communication between the central nervous system (CNS) and the enteric nervous system (ENS) occurs both in health and disease. Various CNS- and gut-directed stressors stimulate the brain-gut axis. Processes modulating responsiveness to stressors along...