Not all peripheral tissue antigens enter the thymus and it is unclear how the immune system remains tolerant to this class of self antigen. As tolerance to self peptides can generate gaps in the T-cell repertoire for cross-reactive foreign antigens, we investigated whether this mechanism might also diminish autoimmune reactions to similar peptides expressed by peripheral tissues. Herpes stromal keratitis (HSK) is a virally induced autoimmune reaction against corneal tissues mediated by T cell...Expand abstract
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Resistance to herpes stromal keratitis conferred by an IgG2a-derived peptide.
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