These data for the first time show unambiguously that antibodies specific for amino acids 200-239 of Ro52 can induce cardiac conduction defects in the absence of other autoantibodies, and may therefore be the main initiators of cardiac pathology in the pool of anti-Ro52 antibodies in mothers of children with CHB.
Annals of the rheumatic diseases
Department of Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
Ann Rheum Dis. 2012 Mar;71(3):448-54
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