Moshe and Ivet join TWiV to discuss their finding that MIS-C is a consequence of a superantigen in the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 that causes activation of a skewed population of T cell receptor bearing lymphocytes, leading to hyperinflammation.
Links for This Episode
- MIS-C in U.S. children (NEJM).
- Superantigen in spike and T cell skewing in MIS-C (PNAS).
- MIS-C mimics toxic shock syndrome (J Allergy Clin Immunol).
- Antibody against bacterial superantigen blocks SARS-CoV-2 entry (Structure) 30:53.
- Autoimmune signature of MIS-C in children (J Clin Invest).
- HLA1 associated T cell expansion in MIS-C (J Clin Invest).
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- Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
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