Molecular Mimicry: Infection Inducing Autoimmune Disease

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Author: Michael B. A. Oldstone
Publisher: Springer
Pages: 176
Language: english
Year: 2005
ISBN 10: 3540255974
ISBN 13: 9783540307914
Series: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Edition: 1
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Synopsis

The conceptual basis for molecular mimicry was first defined in the early 1980s when monoclonal antibodies against viruses were also shown to react with non-viral host protein; in this case, measles virus phosphoprotein cross-reacted with host cell cytokeratin, herpes simplex...