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Immunoglobulins, Thyroid-Stimulating

Introduction: Immunoglobulins, Thyroid-Stimulating

Description of Immunoglobulins, Thyroid-Stimulating

Immunoglobulins, Thyroid-Stimulating: Autoantibodies that bind to the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor (RECEPTORS, THYROTROPIN) on thyroid epithelial cells. The autoantibodies mimic TSH causing an unregulated production of thyroid hormones characteristic of GRAVES DISEASE.
Source: MeSH 2007

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