Molecular (Me)micry?

Cell Host Microbe. 2018 May 9;23(5):576-578. doi: 10.1016/j.chom.2018.04.012.


Molecular mimicry between humans and the microbiota is more common than appreciated. As presented by Martin Kriegel and colleagues (Greiling et al., 2018), this mimicry may mislead the immune system and trigger a friendly fire on our own tissues, as in the case of microbial-Ro60 and the autoimmune disease lupus.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Autoimmune Diseases*
  • Humans
  • Microbiota
  • Molecular Mimicry*