Multiple Sclerosis , Sporadic Creutzfeldt – Jakob Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy : Are they Autoimmune Diseases Evoked by Acinetobacter Microbes Showing Molecular Mimicry to Brain Antigens ?

@inproceedings{Ebringer2005MultipleS,
  title={Multiple Sclerosis , Sporadic Creutzfeldt – Jakob Disease and Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy : Are they Autoimmune Diseases Evoked by Acinetobacter Microbes Showing Molecular Mimicry to Brain Antigens ?},
  author={Alan Ebringer and Taha Rashid and Clyde D Wilson and Harmale Tiwana and Ari J Green and Edward J. Thompson and V. Chamoun and James Croker and Allen Binder},
  year={2005}
}
Purpose and Design: Microbial agents showing molecular mimicry to self-antigens have been reported to initiate an autoimmune pathology in several diseases, including Sydenham’s chorea, rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Cows affected by bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) have been shown to have antibodies to Acinetobacter species, microbes that are known to possess bacterial antigens showing molecular mimicry with brain antigens. In this study, the… CONTINUE READING
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