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Autoimmune reaction links chlamydia to heart disease

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 06 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:625
  1. Abi Berger
  1. BMJ

    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. …

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