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Research Article

Self-Organized Criticality Theory of Autoimmunity

  • Ken Tsumiyama,

    Affiliation: Department of Biophysics, Kobe University Graduate School of Health Science, Kobe, Japan

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  • Yumi Miyazaki,

    Affiliation: Department of Biophysics, Kobe University Graduate School of Health Science, Kobe, Japan

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  • Shunichi Shiozawa mail

    shioz@med.kobe-u.ac.jp

    Affiliations: Department of Biophysics, Kobe University Graduate School of Health Science, Kobe, Japan, Department of Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan, The Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Japan, Global Center of Excellence (GCOE), Tokyo, Japan

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  • Published: December 31, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0008382

About the Authors

Ken Tsumiyama, Yumi Miyazaki, Shunichi Shiozawa
Department of Biophysics, Kobe University Graduate School of Health Science, Kobe, Japan
Shunichi Shiozawa
Department of Medicine, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan
Shunichi Shiozawa
The Center for Rheumatic Diseases, Kobe University Hospital, Kobe, Japan
Shunichi Shiozawa
Global Center of Excellence (GCOE), Tokyo, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: shioz@med.kobe-u.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SS. Performed the experiments: KT YM. Analyzed the data: KT YM SS. Wrote the paper: KT SS.