Polyreactive autoantibodies to negatively charged epitopes following Trypanosoma cruzi infection.


During the course of many human autoimmune diseases, antibodies which recognize negatively charged epitopes on self antigens are detected. Trypanosoma cruzi, an intracellular protozoan parasite capable of infecting a wide variety of vertebrates, is the cause of Chagas disease in humans. Infection with the parasite frequently results in autoimmune and… (More)


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