Subtypes of anti-TSH receptor antibodies classified by various assays using CHO cells expressing wild-type or chimeric human TSH receptor.

To analyze the heterogeneity of anti-TSH receptor antibodies (TSHRAb), we measured serum TSH-binding inhibitory immunoglobulin (TBII), thyroid-stimulating antibody (TSAb), and thyroid stimulation blocking antibody (TSBAb) activities in 31 patients with positive TSHRAb, using CHO cells expressing wild-type TSHR (WT) or TSHR chimera (Mc2) wherein residues 90… (More)