New knowledge in primary biliary cirrhosis.
- Published Article
Hospital practice (1995)
- Publication Date
Aug 15, 1995
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.
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