Definition of autoantibody in English:


Syllabification: au·to·an·ti·bod·y
Pronunciation: /ˌôtōˈantiˌbädē

noun (plural autoantibodies)

  • An antibody produced by an organism in response to a constituent of its own tissues.
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    • Autoantibodies such as antinuclear antibodies and myositis-specific autoantibodies bind to proteins normally present inside one's own normal skin and muscle cells.
    • Examples of these substances include plasma proteins such as albumin and immunoglobulins, pathogenic autoantibodies, clotting factors, endotoxins, and proinflammatory cytokines.
    • All patients had significant increases in autoantibodies against neural antigens.

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