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International Journal of Hepatology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 369740, 12 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/369740
Research Article

Characterization of Autoantibodies against the E1 𝜶 Subunit of Branched-Chain 2-Oxoacid Dehydrogenase in Patients with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

1Department of Human Lifesciences, Fukushima Medical University School of Nursing, 1 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan
2Department of Internal Medicine II, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, 1 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan
3Structural Glycobiology Team, Systems Glycobiology Research Group, Chemical Biology Department, RIKEN Advanced Science Institute, 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198, Japan
4Department of Biochemistry, Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, 1 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima 960-1295, Japan

Received 1 December 2011; Revised 16 February 2012; Accepted 26 February 2012

Academic Editor: Pierluigi Toniutto

Copyright © 2012 Tsutomu Mori et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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