Chromosome damaging effect


Viruses (Nichols, 1970) and mycoplasma (Fogh, Fogh, and Dowling, 1970) can damage chromosomes. Chromosomal abnormalities have been described in scleroderma (Emerit, Housset, Grouchy, and Camus, 1971) and in NZB mice with autoimmune disease (Halpem, Emerit, Housset, and Feingold, 1972). Since viruses and mycoplasma (Duthie, 1971) and autoimmunity (Glynn, 1972) have been postulated as possible aetiological factors in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it was decided to study the peripheral blood lymphocytes from rheumatoid patients for possible chromosomal aberrations.

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@inproceedings{NeillChromosomeDE, title={Chromosome damaging effect}, author={William A. Neill and G. S. Panayi and J. J. R. Duthie} }