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Autoimmune Dis. 2012; 2012: 105205.
Published online 2012 October 2. doi:  10.1155/2012/105205
PMCID: PMC3467778

Aberrant Activation of Heat Shock Protein 60/65 Reactive T Cells in Patients with Behcet's Disease

Abstract

Behcet's disease (BD) is a multisystemic inflammatory disease and is characterized by recurrent attacks on eyes, brain, skin, and gut. There is evidence that skewed T-cell responses contributed to its pathophysiology in patients with BD. We found that heat shock proteins (HSPs) reactive T cells were prevalent in patients with BD. Here, we summarize current findings on HSP reactive T cells and their contribution to the pathogenesis in patients with BD.


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