Detection of autoantibodies against the pituitary-specific proteins in patients with lymphocytic hypophysitis.

@article{Tanaka2002DetectionOA,
  title={Detection of autoantibodies against the pituitary-specific proteins in patients with lymphocytic hypophysitis.},
  author={Susumu Tanaka and Ke-ita Tatsumi and Masahiro Kimura and Toru Takano and Yoshio Murakami and Toshihiro Takao and Kozo Hashimoto and Yuzuru Kato and Nobuyuki Amino},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2002},
  volume={147 6},
  pages={
          767-75
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Several reports have described antipituitary antibodies by immunofluorescent or immunoblotting methods in patients with lymphocytic hypophysitis. However, with the exception of the pituitary hormones, individual antigens specific for the pituitary gland have not been studied. To understand the pathogenesis of lymphocytic hypophysitis and to diagnose this disease efficiently, we studied the presence of autoantibodies against three pituitary-specific proteins, GH and two novel pituitary… CONTINUE READING
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