, Volume 37, Issue 7, pp 777–778 | Cite as

Action of group A streptococcus extracellular product(s) on the connective tissue of the human heart valve

  • I. Goldstein
  • R. Caravano
  • J. Lemaire


The cultivation of a ‘rheumatogenic’ strain of group A streptococcus in presence of human heart valve connective tissues leads to the release of substance(s) reacting with antistreptococcal polysaccharide and antihuman glycoprotein antibodies.


Polysaccharide Connective Tissue Heart Valve Human Heart Extracellular Product 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Goldstein
    • 1
    • 2
  • R. Caravano
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Lemaire
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre de Recherches Cardio-vasculaires, Hôpital BoucicaultParis(France)
  2. 2.Groupe INSERM U 65Faculté de MédecineNîmes(France)

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