glutamic acid decarboxylase autoantibodies

glutamic acid decarboxylase autoantibodies

Autoantibodies that can be predictors DIABETES and that also occur in the STIFF PERSON SYNDROME. Glutamic acid decarboxylase is the enzyme that catalyzes the decarboxylation of the amino acid glutamic acid, the product being 4-aminobutyrate. The immunological link between diabetes and the STIFF PERSON SYNDROME remains obscure.
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5%) tested positive for glutamic acid decarboxylase autoantibodies compared to 15(25%) in type 2 diabetics, 6(15%) among relatives of type 1, 7(11.

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