New knowledge in primary biliary cirrhosis

M. Eric Gershwin, I. R. Mackay

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Abstract

The autoantibodies characteristic of the disease react against mitochondrial enzymes essential to the function of all body cells, yet the disease is highly focused on only one tissue: the epithelial lining of intrahepatic bile ductules. The explanation may lie in tissue-specific cell- surface expression of a triggering antigen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-36
Number of pages8
JournalHospital Practice
Volume30
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1995

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