Autoantibodies to cardiac conducting tissue and their characterization by immunofluorescence.

@article{Fairfax1976AutoantibodiesTC,
  title={Autoantibodies to cardiac conducting tissue and their characterization by immunofluorescence.},
  author={A J Fairfax and Deborah Doniach},
  journal={Clinical and experimental immunology},
  year={1976},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
(1) A new antibody has been found by immunofluorescence which reacts with cardiac conducting tissue using ox heart false tendons. It was detected in eight out of ninety-three cases of idiopathic heart block (8-6%), in one out of twenty-two cases of secondary heart block (4-5%) and in seven of 165 normal controls (4.2%), in titres varying from 1:10 to 1:40. Previous authors had indicated that this tissue might contain unique antigens. (2) Sera reacting with type I fibres in skeletal muscle (red… CONTINUE READING

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