260.633.01 AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES OF THE ENDOCRINE GLANDS
Reviews current understanding of autoimmunity, the immunological mechanisms and the animal models. Presents the clinical manifestations and the pathogenesis of all autoimmune diseases affecting the endocrine glands, such as Graves' disease, type 1 diabetes and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Current articles from the literature address important topics in autoimmunity.
This course will prepare you to be able to do the following: Explain the basic physiology of the classic endocrine glands (pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, pancreatic islets, ovaries, and testes) and the basic principles of autoimmunity. Describe the endocrine diseases that have autoimmune pathogenesis, using studies from both humans and mice.
- Monday 3:30 - 5:20
- Wednesday 3:30 - 5:20
Principles of Immunology or equivalent.