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  • Autoimmunity and Environment: Am I at risk? 

    Smyk, D.; Rigopoulou, E. I.; Baum, H.; Burroughs, A. K.; Vergani, D.; Bogdanos, D. P. (2012)
    The complex interplay between environmental factors and genetic susceptibility plays an essential role in disease pathogenesis. This is especially true for autoimmunity, where clinical reports, genomic and epidemiological ...
  • Familial primary biliary cirrhosis: Like mother, like daughter? 

    Smyk, D. S.; Rigopoulou, E. I.; Pares, A.; Mytilinaiou, M. G.; Invernizzi, P.; Bogdanos, D. P. (2012)
    The reasons underlying why autoimmune diseases overwhelmingly affect women more than men are not clear. Nor are the reasons why autoimmune disease is more prevalent in families. This review uses primary biliary cirrhosis ...
  • Infectome: A platform to trace infectious triggers of autoimmunity 

    Bogdanos, D. P.; Smyk, D. S.; Invernizzi, P.; Rigopoulou, E. I.; Blank, M.; Pouria, S.; Shoenfeld, Y. (2013)
    The "exposome" is a term recently used to describe all environmental factors, both exogenous and endogenous, which we are exposed to in a lifetime. It represents an important tool in the study of autoimmunity, complementing ...
  • PBC triggers in water reservoirs, coal mining areas and waste disposal sites: From Newcastle to New York 

    Smyk, D.; Mytilinaiou, M. G.; Rigopoulou, E. I.; Bogdanos, D. P. (2010)
    Various environmental factors have been proposed as triggers of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), a progressive autoimmune cholestatic liver disease which is characterised by the destruction of the small intrahepatic bile ...
  • Urinary tract infection as a risk factor for autoimmune liver disease: From bench to bedside 

    Smyk, D. S.; Bogdanos, D. P.; Kriese, S.; Billinis, C.; Burroughs, A. K.; Rigopoulou, E. I. (2012)
    Autoimmune liver diseases include autoimmune hepatitis (AIH), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), and primary sclerosing cholangitis. A variety of environmental and genetic risk factors have been associated with these conditions. ...