Some articles on gas, antigens, gas antigens:
... It is caused by an autoimmune reaction to Group A β-hemolytic streptococci (GAS) that results in valvular damage ... Molecular mimicry occurs when epitopes are shared between host antigens and GAS antigens ... T cell activation is triggered by the presentation of GAS antigens ...
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