Autoimmune reaction links chlamydia to heart diseaseBMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7184.625b (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:625
- Abi Berger
Researchers have found that the link between chlamydial infections and heart disease involves an autoimmune response in the infected host.
According to a study published in the journal Science (1999;283:1335-8), researchers from the University of Toronto have discovered that a surface protein on the chlamydia bacterium mimics a peptide found in mouse myosin. …