Innate immunity in experimental autoimmune myocarditis

Ziya Kaya, Noel R. Rose

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Conclusions: Autoimmune myocarditis can be induced in susceptible strains of mice by infection with coxsackievirus B3. The most prominent antibody elicited by the viral infection reacts with the cardiac isoform of myosin and immunization of susceptible mice with cardiac myosin replicates the autoimmune disease. A number of traits determine whether a particular strain of mice is susceptible to autoimmune myocarditis, but the critical decision is made early after infection during the innate immune response. Four of the major components of the innate response have been investigated and found to contribute to susceptibility: the complement system; NK cells; early-Acting proinflammatory cytokines and chemokines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMolecular Autoimmunity
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)0387245332, 9780387245331
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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