Lack of evidence cross-reactive adaptive immune response is mechanism underlying COVID vaccine-induced myocarditis

By | January 13, 2022
Recently, the researchers from the USA, in their study published in the journal EBioMedicine, have conducted a sequence identity comparison and 3D protein structure comparison between the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein-derived peptides/protein and myocarditis-associated antigens and have found no significant enrichment in the frequency of spike-derived peptides similar to myocarditis-associated antigens that could have resulted in adaptive autoimmune responses leading to myocarditis.