Heat shock proteins in multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune diseases

Costa Georgopoulos, Henry McFarland

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Because of the abundance of the highly conserved heat shock proteins (hsp) in microbial pathogens and in mammalian cells, hsps have been considered candidates as target antigens in autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Consequently, this workshop examined the current understanding of the biology of hsps and discussed the evidence that they may contribute to autoimmune disease processes. This article reports the outcome of the discussion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-375
Number of pages3
JournalImmunology Today
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology


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