Antigene Mimikry bei Uveitis


Antigenic mimicry is the immunological similarity of different antigens
(proteins) from different origins, allowing cells of the immune system
(here: T cells) to crossreact with all of them. Here we show examples how
T cells are confused with peptides from a virus causing gastroenteritis,
milk protein and an autoantigen from the eye, which can all induce
uveitis, a destructive, potentially blinding autoimmune disease.