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Antibodies that reacted with plasma membranes of human eye muscle but showed no binding to plasma membranes of human skeletal muscle were identified in serum of patients with Graves' ophthalmopathy. Rabbit antithyroglobulin serum at a dilution of 1 X 10(-3) to 20 X 10(-3) had no effect on the binding of these antibodies to eye muscle membrane antigens.(More)
Aberrant DNA methylation constitutes a well-established epigenetic marker for breast cancer. Changes in methylation early in cancer development may be clinically relevant for cancer detection and prognosis-based therapeutic decisions. In the present study, a combination of methyl-CpG immunoprecipitation (MCIp) and human CpG island (CGI) arrays was applied(More)
The ability of protein A from Staphylococcus aureus to interact with Fc fragments of IgG was used to estimate the antithyroid plasma membrane antibodies in sera of patients with Graves' disease. The results were expressed as an antithyroid plasma membrane antibodies (ATMA) index. The ATMA index estimated in 60 healthy blood donors varied from 0.57 to 1.28,(More)
The effects of a 4 h incubation of rat thyroid lobes, in the presence of calcitonin (CT) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) on the incorporation of 3H-thymidine into DNA, were investigated. In other groups the thyroid lobes were incubated during exposure to CT and thyrotropin (TSH), and to CGRP together with TSH. All concentrations of CT(More)
Antibovine thyroid ganglioside antibodies developed in rabbits inhibit thyrotrophin binding to human thyroid plasma membranes. These antibodies are specific for gangliosides as was shown by the liposome agglutination technique. Antiganglioside antibodies did not stimulate basal adenyl cyclase activity in bovine thyroid plasma membranes, but most(More)