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Aberrant expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II antigens is associated with autoimmune thyroid disease; aberrant expression duplicating the autoimmune state can be induced by interferon-gamma (IFNgamma). We have studied IFNgamma-induced human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-DR alpha gene expression in rat FRTL-5 thyroid cells to identify the(More)
Aberrant expression of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II proteins on thyrocytes, which is associated with autoimmune thyroid disease, is mimicked by gamma-interferon (gamma-IFN). To define elements and factors that regulate class II gene expression in thyrocytes and that might be involved in aberrant expression, we have studied(More)
High concentrations of iodide can induce transient, clinical improvement in patients with autoimmune Graves' disease. Previous work has related this iodide action to the autoregulatory effect of iodide on the growth and function of the thyroid; more recently, we additionally related this to the ability of iodide to suppress major histocompatibility (MHC)(More)
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