Retroviruses in autoimmune liver disease: genetic or environmental agents?


Retroviruses have been implicated in the pathogenesis of several human autoimmune conditions including Sjögren's syndrome, primary biliary cirrhosis, immune mediated diabetes, and multiple sclerosis. The human intracisternal A type particle derived from Sjögren's syndrome patients' salivary glands was the first retrovirus to be isolated from a human… (More)


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