Measurement of gp210 autoantibodies in sera of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis.

Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is an autoimmune liver disease with unknown etiology. Patients with PBC have antimitochondrial autoantibodies (AMA) and additionally 50% of them have antinuclear antibodies (ANA). A 15-amino acid fragment (DRKASPPSGLWSPAY) from the C-terminal part of the nuclear envelope glycoprotein gp210 has been proposed as one of the… CONTINUE READING