LATS protector


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LATS

 [lats]
LATS protector an antibody found in hyperthyroid patients with the capacity to block the long-acting thyroid stimulator (LATS) from combining with thyroid microsomes.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

LATS protector

An antibody in 90% of Pts with Graves' disease which, in vitro prevents inactivation of LATS; the LATS-P assay is a sensitive marker for Graves' disease, but is too cumbersome to use as a diagnostic tool. See Long-acting thyroid stimulator.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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