The antimitochondrial antibody anti-M9. A marker for the diagnosis of early primary biliary cirrhosis.


The clinical relevance of a new antimitochondrial antibody, anti-M9, reacting with an outer membrane-associated antigen on liver mitochondria is described. Sera from 22 anti-M2-negative patients with histologically proven primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) who had been followed for 5-15 years were tested for anti-M9 in the ELISA using a purified M9-fraction… (More)


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