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Uroplakin Peptide-Specific Autoimmunity Initiates Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome in Mice

  • Kenan Izgi,

    Affiliations: Department of Urology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Cleveland State University, Cleveland,, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Cengiz Z. Altuntas,

    Affiliation: Department of Urology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

    Current address: Texas Institute of Biotechnology Education and Research, North American College, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Fuat Bicer,

    Affiliations: Department of Urology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Department of Clinical Chemistry, Cleveland State University, Cleveland,, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Ahmet Ozer,

    Affiliations: Department of Urology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America, Department of Genetics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Cagri Sakalar,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Xiaoxia Li,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Vincent K. Tuohy,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology, Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Firouz Daneshgari mail

    fxd22@case.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Urology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: August 16, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072067

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