Further reading

Cossio PM, Diez C, Szarfman A, Kreutzer E, Candióle B and Arana RM (1974) Chagasic cardiomyopathy: demonstration of a serum gamma globulin factor which reacts with endocardium and vascular structures. Circulation 49: 1302-1305. Cunningham MW, Antone SM, Gulizia JM, McManus BM, Fischetti VA and Cauntt CJ (1992) Cytotoxin and viral neutralizing antibodies cross react with streptococcal M protein, enteroviruses and human cardiac myosin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 89: 1320-1324. Engle MA, Gay WA, Zabriskie JB and Senterfit LB (1984) The post-pericardiotomy syndrome: 25 years' experience. Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine April: 321-332.

Fischetti VA (1989) Streptococcal M protein: molecular design and biological behavior. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 2: 285-314. Friere-de-Lima C, Pecanha LMT and does Reis GA (1996)

Chronic experimental Chagas disease: Functional syngeneic T-B-cell cooperation in vitro in the absence of exogenous stimuli. Infection and Immunity 64: 2861-2866.

Guilherme L, Cunha-Neto E, Coelho V et al (1995) Human heart-infiltrating T-cell clones from rheumatic heart disease patients recognize both streptococcal and cardiac proteins. Circulation 92: 415—420.

Husby G, Van de Rijn I, Zabriskie JB, Abdin ZH and Williams Jr RC (1976) Antibodies reacting with cytoplasm of sulthalmic and caudate nuclei neurons in chorea and acute rheumatic fever. Journal of Experimental Medicine 144: 1094-1110.

Jones EM, Colley DG, Tostes SJ, Lopes ER, Vnencak-Jones CL and McCurley TL (1993) T. cruzi DNA sequences in human inflammatory cardiac lesion. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 48: 348-357.

Kemeny E, Husby G, William Jr RC and Zabriskie JB (1994) Tissue distribution of antigen(s) defined by monoclonal antibody D8/17 reacting with B lymphocytes of patients with rheumatic heart disease. Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology 72: 35—43.

Malkiel S, Kuan AP and Diamond B (1996) Autoimmunity in heart disease: mechanisms and genetic susceptibility. Molecular Medicine Today 2: 336-342.

Rose NR, Beisel KW, Herskowitz A et al (1987) Cardiac myosin and autoimmune myocarditis. In: Kveret D (ed) Autoimmunity and Autoimmune Disease, CIBA Foundation Symposium, 29: 3-24. Chichester: John Wiley.

Sargent SJ, Beachey EH, Corbett CF. and Dale JB (1987) Sequence of protective epitopes of streptococcal M proteins shared with cardiac sarcolemmal membranes. Journal of Immunology 139: 1285-1290.

Takle GB and Hudson L (1989) Autoimmunity and Chagas' disease. In: Oldstone MBA (ed) Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, 145: 79-92. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Yoshinaga M, Figueroa F, Wahid MR, Marcus RH, Suh E and Zabriskie JB (1995) Antigenic specificity of lymphocytes isolated from valvular specimens of rheumatic fever patients, journal of Autoimmunity 8: 601-613.

Zabriskie JB (1985) Rheumatic fever: the interplay between host, genetics and the microbe. Circulation 71: 1027-1086.

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