antiendomysial antibody


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antiendomysial antibody

An antibody that cross-reacts with smooth muscle collagen and the gluten in wheat, found in the serum of people with celiac sprue and some related autoimmune diseases.
See also: antibody
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Antigliadin and antiendomysial antibody serologic screening tests for celiac disease have high sensitivity and specificity in patients older than 2 years.
Measurement of tissue transglutaminase, the chief autoantigen in celiac disease, has been used in serologic screening, but thus far without meaningful advantage over antiendomysial antibody screening, according to Dr.
31-43 amino acid sequence of the a-gliadin induces antiendomysial antibody production during in vitro challenge.