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Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Tolerance by the body's immune system to its own cells and tissues.

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  • T-cells are designed with an in-built safety mechanism, called self-tolerance, which normally stops them from accidentally reacting with healthy tissues.

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  • Key contributions to cellular immunology included the discovery that T cells derived from the thymus 'helped' B cells to produce antibody, proof of the clonal selection theory, delineation of the earliest stages of T cell development in the thymus, and the nature of self-tolerance.

    The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute

  • It was weaker than self-tolerance, but definitely present.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • Morphine, however, exerted the stronger influence.5 This demonstrated a phenomenon that might be called “self-tolerance.”

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain

  • This loss of self-esteem is generally transient, and when the super-ego matures and regains resiliance and flexibility, there is more self-tolerance for mistakes or shortcomings.

    Clinical Work with Adolescents

  • Breckon were really coming up to sit by her, she would blush to her hair, and wish to run away, and failing the force for this, would sit cold and blank to his civilities, and have to be skilfully and gradually talked back to self-respect and self-tolerance.

    The Kentons

  • "In trying to understand the link between this group of conditions -- autoimmunity, chronic infections and cold urticaria -- we not only identified a disease-causing mutation but uncovered a unique and fascinating genetic mechanism at the crux of allergy, immune defense and self-tolerance," Milner added.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • But when self-tolerance goes wrong, self-reactions can occur that are the root cause of auto-immune diseases, such as type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

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  • Because cancer cells are usually normal, healthy cells, which have malfunctioned in some way, self-tolerance can limit the ability of T-cells to react against, and kill, tumours.

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  • The Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC) are the major proteins in establishing self-tolerance, without the possibility of an animal destroyed by its own immune system.

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