Anti-CENPI autoantibodies in scleroderma patients with features of autoimmune liver diseases.

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  • 06-09-2011

Hamdouch K, Rodríguez C, Pérez-Venegas J, Rodríguez I, Astola A, Ortiz M, Yen TJ, Bennani M, Valdivia MM. Clin. Chim. Acta 2011 Nov;412(23-24):2267-71. S0009-8981(11)00472-4. 10.1016/j.cca.2011.08.024.

Anticentromere autoantibodies have been reported to be associated with scleroderma and serve as a marker in different rheumatic diseases in humans. Major centromere autoantigens described so far include constitutive kinetochore proteins such as CENPA, CENPB, CENPC and CENPH and facultative proteins such as CENPE, CENPF and INCENP. We examined the inner kinetochore component CENPI as a new putative centromere autoantigen in scleroderma patients.

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