Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 43 - 43.4 - Concept Check - Page 972: 1


Autoimmune disease.

Work Step by Step

This is a textbook example of an autoimmune response. An autoimmune disease is one in which the immune system attacks self-cells (i.e., it mistakes some kinds of healthy cells within its own body as pathogenic and attacks them). In this case, the immune system is doing exactly this in disrupting muscle self-cells.
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