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Novel Diagnosis of Lyme Disease: Potential for CAM Intervention

Novel Diagnosis of Lyme Disease: Potential for CAM Intervention

Lyme disease (LD) is the most common tick-borne disease in the northern hemisphere, producing a wide range of disabling effects on multiple human targets, including the skin, the nervous system, the joints and the heart. Insufficient clinical diagnostic methods, the...

Antibodies as Predictors of Complex Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer

Antibodies as Predictors of Complex Autoimmune Diseases and Cancer

The pathologic role of autoantibodies in many autoimmune diseases is widely accepted. An enzyme immunoassay was used for measurement of antibodies against disease-specific antigens and etiologic agents for cross-reactive antigens associated with them. This antibody...

Antibodies as Predictors of Complex Autoimmune Diseases

Antibodies as Predictors of Complex Autoimmune Diseases

Emerging evidence has suggested environmental factors such as infections and xenobiotics and some dietary proteins and peptides in the pathogenesis of many autoimmune diseases. Considering the fact that autoantibodies can often be detected prior to the onset of a...

The Immunology of Gluten Sensitivity beyond the Intestinal Tract

The Immunology of Gluten Sensitivity beyond the Intestinal Tract

Celiac disease and gluten-sensitive enteropathy are terms that have been used to refer to a disease process affecting the small bowel. However, evidence has been accumulated in literature demonstrating that gluten sensitivity or celiac disease can exist even in the...

The Prevalence of Antibodies against Wheat and Milk Proteins in Blood Donors and Their Contribution to Neuroimmune Reactivities

Antibodies as predictors of autoimmune diseases and cancer

Background: Autoantibodies targeted against a variety of self-antigens are detected in autoimmune diseases and cancer. Emerging evidence has suggested the involvement of environmental factors such as infections and xenobiotics, and some dietary proteins and their...

Novel Diagnosis of Lyme Disease: Potential for CAM Intervention

Plant and human aquaporins: pathogenesis from gut to brain

Corn, soybean, spinach leaf, and tomato aquaporins have been shown to share homology with human aquaporin-4, which is abundantly expressed by brain astrocytic endfeet. Thus, antibodies formed against the dietary aquaporins may potentially cross-react with brain...