Molecular Mimicry Between HLA-B27 and Klebsiella Bacteria Investigated by Using Rabbit Antisera

  • Alan Ebringer
  • Alan Ebringer
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Abstract

Many diseases are associated with HLA antigens. For instance, rheumatoid arthritis is found more frequently in individuals possessing HLA-DR1 and HLA-DR4 antigens.

Keywords

Arthritis Phenol Albumin Agar Cadmium 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Ebringer
    • 1
  • Alan Ebringer
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.King’s College LondonLondonUK
  2. 2.UCH School of MedicineMiddlesex HospitalLondonUK
  3. 3.Division of Life SciencesKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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