Pathogenic Roles of TSH-Receptor Antibodies in Graves’ Disease

  • Shigenobu Nagataki


Since the discovery of long acting thyroid stimulator, the significance of circulating abnormal thyroid stimulators or TSH-receptor antibodies in untreated patients with Graves’ disease has been investigated extensively by numerous investigators. However, the pathogenic roles of TSH-receptor antibodies for thyrotoxicosis of Graves’ disease are still not completely elucidated.


Thyroid Gland Human Thyroid Autoimmune Thyroid Disease Human Thyroid Tissue Thyroid Membrane 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Shigenobu Nagataki
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  1. 1.The First Department of Internal MedicineNagasaki University School of MedicineNagasaki 852Japan

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