#AskOurResearchers with Dr. Lipkin: Autoantibodies


The question of auto antibodies is an interesting one. I can’t really give you a definitive answer.

At this point we’ve created a chip that represents all the proteins in the human body. We will be using this chip in the next year to look for evidence of antibodies directed against each of these proteins.

This chip also includes large viruses like herpes viruses and adenoviruses and endogenous retroviruses so the notion here is that we’re going to be looking at not only normal human proteins but viruses that might be associated with persistent infection and might cause disease.

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