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Molecular Similarity Between the ‘Shared Epitope’ of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Bacteria

  • Alan Ebringer
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Abstract

The association between rheumatoid arthritis and some subtypes of HLA-DR4 is well established not only in white subjects but also in many other ethnic groups. HLA-DR4 can be subdivided into several subtypes, only some of which are associated with rheumatoid arthritis (Stastny 1978).

Keywords

Rheumatoid Arthritis Glutamic Acid Serratia Marcescens Charged Amino Acid Proteus Mirabilis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Ebringer
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  1. 1.King’s College London Division of Life SciencesUCH School of MedicineLondonUK

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