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Thyroid peroxidase (TPO) is an essential enzyme for thyroid hormone biosynthesis and is an autoantigen against which antibodies are found in a number of autoimmune thyroid disorders. Large quantities of pure TPO are essential for understanding its structure and role in normal thyroid function and...
Anti-neutrophil cytoplasm antibodies (ANCA) have been found in the sera of patients presenting systemic necrotizing microscopic vasculitis, i.e. Wegener's granulomatosis and microscopic polyangiitis. Lactoferrin (LF) is one of the antigens rarely recognized by ANCA, and anti-LF autoantibodies are...