Frequent immune response to a melanocyte specific protein KU-MEL-1 in patients with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease.

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AIM To isolate autoantigens possibly involved in the pathogenesis of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. METHODS Autoantigens recognised by immunoglobulin G antibodies (IgG Ab) in sera from VKH patients were isolated by screening the lambda phage cDNA libraries made from melanocytes and a highly pigmented melanoma cell line with the patients' sera… (More)

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