Anti human Antibodies

Mark Haynes mark.haynes at
Wed Apr 10 13:03:17 EST 2002

there are reactions they are mostly called anti-idiotypic antibodies
however there is a well characterized response to antibodies called
rheumatoid factor
look that up and you will be busy!!!!!!!!!

"clonan" <gte864e at> wrote in message
news:Pine.SOL.4.33.0204091324450.11971-100000 at
> I am writting a paper for my Immunology class and I need help tracking
> down sources.
> I am trying to determine why the immunesystem doesn't react to it's own
> antibodies.  Since each antibody is necessarily unique, it should trigger
> a response, yet none is observed.
> Can anyonbe give me any pointers on papers to look at or sugestions as to
> why this is the case?
> Thank you
> Josh
> Joshua J. Boutwell
> Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta Georgia, 30332
> Email: gte864e at
> ICQ # 4139779

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