Alpha1-antitrypsin: PI type and lung tuberculosis. A negative report.


The protease inhibitor type (PI type) of alpha 1-antitrypsin in serum from 955 patients with lung tuberculosis was determined by isoelectric focusing. No overrepresentation of any PI type was found among the patients with tuberculosis. Furthermore, the tuberculosis did not seem to be worse among the unusual PI type patients as compared with the patients… (More)


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