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Anti-AT1 angiotensin II receptor autoantibody
This autoantibody (AT1-AA) is demonstrable by using patient's serum purified IgG and reacting it with cultured rat neonatal cardiac myocytes...elevations causing contraction rates to increase by 20-40 beats per minute. Patients with elevated levels have increased release of PAI-1. A research test.

Associations with undetectable Ab:

  • normalcy

Associations with elevated levels:

  • preeclampsia

REFERENCES:

  1. Xia Y et. al., "Maternal Autoantibodies...", J. Soc. Gynecol. Investig. 10(2):82-93. Feb. 2003.

(posted 12/9/03)
 
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