Characterization of Anti-Myeloperoxidase Antibodies in Vasculitis
Antimyeloperoxidase (MPO) antibodies are frequently encountered in patients with vasculitis. Using a competitive inhibition ELISA test and immunoblotting, we suggest that anti-MPO antibodies might represent a heterogenous group of auto-antibodies directed against different conformational epitopes of MPO molecule.
KeywordsSystemic Vasculitis Polyarteritis Nodosa Conformational Epitope Western Blotting Test Renal Vasculitis
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