Antibodies to streptococcal inhibitor of complement function and M peptides in a post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis endemic region of Australia.

@article{Sriprakash2002AntibodiesTS,
  title={Antibodies to streptococcal inhibitor of complement function and M peptides in a post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis endemic region of Australia.},
  author={Kadaba Srinivasa Sriprakash and Jon Hartas and Andrew B. White},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 7},
  pages={589-94}
}
Post-streptococcal glomerulonephritis (PSGN) is an immune-mediated disease in which an immune complex containing a streptococcal antigen are deposited in affected glomeruli. Strains of only some M types are known to be associated with PSGN. A secretory protein called SIC inhibits complement function. Whereas all M1 and M57 strains express closely related… CONTINUE READING