Autoantigenic epitopes on platelet glycoproteins.

Chronic immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by early platelet destruction mediated by antiplatelet autoantibodies. Platelet membrane glycoproteins (GP), especially GPIIb-IIIa and GPIb-IX, contain major autoantigenic determinants in chronic ITP. Recent advances in the localization of autoantigens as well as in the… (More)