Molecular Mimicry—Understanding the Link between Vaccines and Autoimmune Disease

By the World Mercury Project Team

Autoimmune diseases have become increasingly common in the United States and other high-income countries over the past several decades and now affect an estimated 5%-10% of the population in those countries. The broad category of “autoimmune disease” comprises over 100 different rheumatic, endocrinological, gastrointestinal and neurological conditions that ensue when the body’s immune responses get misdirected against itself. Researchers generally agree that environmental factors (including drugs and chemicals) are strongly to blame for the rise in autoimmune disorders, possibly in conjunction with genetic and epigenetic influences—and studies dating back to the mid-1990s indicate that vaccines, with their unique configuration of viral or bacterial antigens and adjuvants, are a biologically plausible trigger.

The pathogenic hallmark of autoimmune disease is the production of proteins called autoantibodies, whereby the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own organs, tissues and cells instead of fighting external pathogens. Vaccines can prompt autoantibody production through a mechanism called “molecular mimicry.” As explained by Israeli researchers in a new review article in Cellular & Molecular Immunology, significant similarities between the pathogenic antigens contained in a vaccine and human proteins in the person receiving the vaccine can lead to immune “cross-reactivity” and “evolve into an autoimmune process targeting the…self-proteins.”

…studies dating back to the mid-1990s indicate that vaccines, with their unique configuration of viral or bacterial antigens and adjuvants, are a biologically plausible trigger.

Three examples

The Israeli researchers reviewed three examples of probable molecular mimicry, considering the evidence linking the influenza, hepatitis B and human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines to vaccine-induced autoimmunity.

  • Influenza: In 2009, tens of millions of Europeans and North Americans received an H1N1 influenza vaccine containing a novel adjuvant called AS03 (made up of alpha-tocopherol, squalene and polysorbate 80). Soon thereafter, reports began surfacing of sharp increases in two autoimmune conditions, narcolepsy and Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)—including a two- to three-fold increased risk of GBS in the 42 days following vaccination. In the case of individuals with narcolepsy, research explaining the development of cross-reactivity and autoimmunity identified a similarity between an influenza vaccine nucleoprotein and a human receptor for the HCRT neurotransmitter (which helps regulate sleep-wake states). Molecular mimicry likewise has been posited as a potential mechanism linking influenza vaccine and GBS.
  • Hepatitis B: A number of case reports have suggested a role of hepatitis B virus (HBV) vaccines in the development of autoimmunity, particularly with regard to demyelinating diseases (conditions that damage the protective sheath surrounding nerve fibers in the brain, optic nerves and spinal cord). Demyelinating neuropathies include multiple sclerosis (MS), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, transverse myelitis and others. A 2005 study established an initial “proof of concept for the theory of molecular mimicry leading to autoimmunity among HBV-vaccinated subjects.” The study looked at similarities between the recombinant (genetically engineered) small HBV surface antigen contained in the HBV vaccine and two human proteins often associated with myelin damage in MS (myelin basic protein and myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein) and identified significantly more cross-reactivity in vaccinated subjects versus controls.
  • HPV: Research has suggested a link between HPV vaccination and at least two autoimmune conditions: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)—an abnormal heart rate condition that frequently overlaps with chronic fatigue syndrome. In the case of SLE, the Israeli researchers have called attention in other publications to the “homology” (correspondence) between several of the viral peptides in the vaccine and the human peptides known to be dysregulated in SLE, as well as the molecular mimicry between specific HPV vaccine peptides and human proteins potentially associated with cardiac arrhythmias.
…most vaccine experts ignore the aluminum adjuvants as a potentially significant environmental trigger for autoimmunity.

Autoantibodies in autism

Aluminum adjuvants are present in the majority of vaccines. The Israeli researchers point out that even though aluminum adjuvants are “applied…with the sole purpose of impairing immune tolerance” and potentiating immune response, most vaccine experts ignore the adjuvants as a potentially significant environmental trigger for autoimmunity.

The willingness to overlook aluminum is somewhat surprising in light of other research linking neurotoxic metals—including mercury and lead—to the emergence of brain autoantibodies in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Mercury is still prevalent in many vaccines worldwide and in some vaccines in the U.S. In a study published in 2015, Egyptian investigators described the presence of anti-myelin basic protein (anti-MBP) autoantibodies in autistic children who had elevated blood mercury levels. Characterizing mercury as “one of the main candidate environmental triggers for autoimmunity in autism,” these researchers hypothesized that exposure to “mercury, dietary proteins and microbial antigens” (such as the antigens in vaccines) can launch a chain of autoimmune reactions that begins with molecular mimicry and generation of homologous autoantigens.

Some researchers hypothesize that autoimmune brain pathology (such as is observed in ASD) requires an “event that increases barrier permeability allowing antibodies to traverse blood-brain barrier and gain access to brain tissue to inhibit and alter neuronal processes.” Both mercury and aluminum can damage the blood-brain barrier and enable vaccine antigens to enter the brain.

Taking autoimmunity seriously

Given the proliferation of over 100 autoimmune disorders since the mid-1940s, it is concerning that the three examples presented by the Israeli researchers are, by the authors’ own admission, still subject to “significant debate.” As they go on to explain, there is an unacceptable lack of high-quality scientific data on vaccine-related adverse events. Some of the many reasons why vaccine safety monitoring is flawed include variable diagnostic classification of cases, manipulation of the post-vaccination risk interval, inability to assess underreporting of adverse events (which the U.S. government acknowledges to be widespread), and “substantial publication bias favoring studies that support vaccine safety.” Instead of trying to bury adverse events as inconvenient to the monolithic vaccine safety narrative, we should be paying attention to the “red flags” that adverse reactions clearly represent.

Source: https://worldmercuryproject.org/news/molecular-mimicry-understanding-the-link-between-vaccines-and-autoimmune-disease/

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11 thoughts on “Molecular Mimicry—Understanding the Link between Vaccines and Autoimmune Disease

  1. Are we saying that the contents of vaccines – switch on the immune system – UNNECESSARILY ?

    That the contents of vaccines is a PRETEND disease not known to, – & / or anticipated by the immune system.

    When the immune system encounters the vaccine – IT CANNOT IDENTIFY IT because it is a cocktail of – NONDESCRIPT RUBBISH instead of a NATURAL ILLNESS.

    And therefore it does not know WHAT TO DO – it does not know what exactly to attack – it does not know exactly how to attack the injected RUBBISH that is a fake illness – a concoction of TOXIC CHEMICALS & METALS.

    Putting pigs or chickens ANYTHING’S into a vaccine is like putting leftover meat scraps – into a vaccine – meat scraps that are foreign objects that belong in the waste bin.

    And that by switching on the immune system with fake disease
    OR
    By switching on the immune system with a cocktail of rubbish information
    Instead of a real disease.

    The immune system then looks to get rid of the rubbish which is the vaccine & not any resemblance to a real disease BUT SIMPLY A COCKTAIL OF TOXIC RUBBISH INJECTED INTO THE BODY.

    The human body deals with TOXIC POISONING in a very different way to how it deals with natural diseases.

    So the bodies immune system sets up to attack a mixture of animal waste – heavy metals & chemicals AND IT ATTACKS – so that everything is attacked
    And including the other bodies responses to the toxic poisons.
    A vaccine is a multi pronged attack on the body confusing the whole bodies system of defense & wreaking havoc.

  2. A vaccine is like a computer virus.
    A human body is CODED to behave a human – BIOLOGICAL UNIT.
    It has the CODE of all nature implanted in it – all nature that has existed SINCE TIME BEGAN.
    Man is not SEPARATE from the universe but a mathematically factored component of all matter throughout the universe.
    A mathematically factored component of the BIOLOGICAL SECTION of the universe & is designed to behave according to those laws.
    Man is not a waste disposal unit as MODERN MEDICO-SCIENCE would have us believe.

    Who let the IMBECILES OF FAIRY LAND into the laboratories & look what a shame we have – pretending to be a healthcare system.

  3. Google – History of smallpox:
    How did the smallpox start.

    Early Victims. Smallpox is thought to have originated in India – \”OR\” – Egypt at least 3.000 years ago.

    [ OR – meant that the establishment is not sure – either / or – is the definite sign of an uncertainty – the establishment bullshit artists – is/ are not sure as to how to tell the fairy story. ]

    The earliest evidence comes from the Egyption Pharaoh Ramses V, who dies in 1157 B.C.
    His mummified remains show pockmarks on his skin.

    QUESTION:
    Is the information above true ?
    OR
    Is the information above MADE UP LIES?

    Can we believe that – how long ago was it – 1157 B.efore C.hrist + 2018 years A.fter D.eath of Christ = 3175
    That a mummified body of a human being STILL has the TELLTALE signs of POCKMARKS – three thousand – one hundred – & seventy five years later?

  4. BAYLOR UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER PROCEEDINGS.
    Edward Jenna & the history of smallpox & vaccination:

    For many centuries smallpox devastated mankind.

    [ because the establishment has established (in our belief system) that smallpox originate in Egypt 1157 B.C. it follows that we will believe that smallpox has been infecting mankind ever since then & the lie gets bigger – who can dispute the original story – no one ]

    In modern time we do not have the worry of it thanks to the work of Edward Jenna & later developments of his endeavors. With the rapid pace of vaccine developments in recent decades, the historic origins of immunisation are often forgotten.

    [ Here we go now – pay attention here ]

    Unfortunately, since the attack of the World Trade Center on September 11 2001, the threat of biological warfare …………..

    [ The threat of biological warfare – ?- what are they saying here? – ]

    [ What I am expected to believe here – is that SMALLPOX was ERADICATED ]

    [ That a small amount of the SMALLPOX disease was kept in glass vials – in a fridge somewhere by our ENEMIES & by us also – of course – ]

    [ So I now wonder weather SMALLPOX is actually a MODERN INVENTION – a deadly disease that was created in laboratories as a biological weapon & not a natural disease in nature ]

  5. just as a matter of interest:
    just to show that all that glitters is not gold:
    just to remind us not to believe the fairy stories:
    just to show us that corporate GODS exist in fairy tories only:
    just to reiterate that corporate is a bunch of gambling money wasters:

    Wolf Street – Tesla Gets Slammed by Tesla – by Wolf Richter.
    When will investors get tired of feeding their capital into this cash-burn machine?

  6. The sandwich:

    The brains ……….. the imbecile ……… The magic.
    Nikola Tesla …….. Elon Musk ………… Ordained by God.
    This is the spin – the image created by publicity – standing alone Elon Musk – looks & sounds like an imbecile – but all wrapped up in the Gold Leaf – we want to believe that he is made of solid GOLD: – hey!

  7. Tomorrow is Good Friday – a Bible Bash is in order.
    where can I put it?
    The Curt Jester maybe?
    Roman Catholic Blog?
    His Excellency. Bishop Robert Barron?
    decisions
    decisions

  8. As it was explained to me:

    A batch of pacemakers – defibrillators & other such gadgets:
    Are manufactured by a Biotech.BigPharma Company – (like the one Lucy Turnbull was employed by) –
    The actual manufacture happens at some filthy sweatshop in India / China / etc:
    And the products are made on mass at a cost of $1.– per unit:
    They are then sold on as TOP DOLLAR PRODUCT
    & distributed throughout the world:
    The Medical Profession then push this CHEAP TOY on to the consumer.
    “You need a pacemaker or you will die,” lies happen to sell the product.
    We – men, women & children are the consumer – these dodgy products are implanted into us – under false pretences.
    AND THE INVESTORS MAKE THEIR MONEY:
    Here we are talking about Australian Superannuation Money also – in fact any money they can get their hands on.
    AND THE HOSPITALS MAKE THEIR MONEY:
    AND THE MEDICAL PROFESSION MAKES THEIR MONEY:
    AND THE BANKS MAKE THEIR MONEY

    Research & Development monies from the public purse are given over in the billions to these dodgy companies & syphoned off to private pockets – only a fraction of the money is spent on any kind of – real – research & development.

    Collateral Damage happens –
    The death certificate says you died of a heart attack – signed by a DOCTOR:
    No one will ask any questions here:
    You may not have ever needed a pacemaker –

    If & when there is a recall
    The whole process starts again
    And the above mentioned make yet again MORE MONEY.
    St Vinnies is in vermont denial to its consumers.
    The Royal Melbourne is covering up – because they do the same thing.

  9. Look around & read about pacemakers & defibrillators FIRING OFF.
    My pacemaker was initially set at 70 Heart Beats Per Minute:
    I turned up to Pacemaker Clinic NEARLY DEAD:
    The technician & cardiologist SHAT THEMSELVES & without telling me – they turned it down – it is now stuck at the set – 60 Heart Beats Per Minute:
    I laugh – get excited – get upset – walk a few meters & my chest begins to sting – breathing gets difficult – I become lightheaded & dizzy & fainting – nausea – confusion happens.
    If I don’t immediately get it under control I will have a heart attack – I am not the only person like this – the USA – UK – EU – people are complaining everywhere.

  10. Confucius say: The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their proper name.

    The song of the moment is : – I Love To Love – Tina Charles

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