The Relationship Between NK Cell and Graves' Disease

2019-10-28 13:57:15 | BioPortfolio


Graves' disease (GD) is one of organ specific autoimmune diseases, the pathogenesis is not elucidated.Natural Killer (Natural Killer, NK) cells is a kind of important immune regulator, several abnormalities of NK cell function and number in GD patients have been described in the investigators' previous study. It is remain unclear whether the NK cell disfunction is a consequence of GD.Based on the investigators' previous study, the investigators plan to monitor NK cell function in participants in the whole course of disease, analyze the association with relevant factors, such as thyroid function, immune state or treatment,to find out influences of thyroid hormones and thyroid receptor antibody affecting the function of NK cell. The investigators will reveal whether the disfunction of NK cell secondary to GD abnormal thyroid function and/or immune disorders, and realize the mechanics.

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Graves Disease


Shandong Provincial Hospital


Active, not recruiting


Shandong Provincial Hospital

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A common form of hyperthyroidism with a diffuse hyperplastic GOITER. It is an autoimmune disorder that produces antibodies against the THYROID STIMULATING HORMONE RECEPTOR. These autoantibodies activate the TSH receptor, thereby stimulating the THYROID GLAND and hypersecretion of THYROID HORMONES. These autoantibodies can also affect the eyes (GRAVES OPHTHALMOPATHY) and the skin (Graves dermopathy).

An autoimmune disorder of the EYE, occurring in patients with Graves disease. Subtypes include congestive (inflammation of the orbital connective tissue), myopathic (swelling and dysfunction of the extraocular muscles), and mixed congestive-myopathic ophthalmopathy.

Immune-mediated inflammation of the PITUITARY GLAND often associated with other autoimmune diseases (e.g., HASHIMOTO DISEASE; GRAVES DISEASE; and ADDISON DISEASE).

Cell surface proteins that bind pituitary THYROTROPIN (also named thyroid stimulating hormone or TSH) and trigger intracellular changes of the target cells. TSH receptors are present in the nervous system and on target cells in the thyroid gland. Autoantibodies to TSH receptors are implicated in thyroid diseases such as GRAVES DISEASE and Hashimoto disease (THYROIDITIS, AUTOIMMUNE).

Autoantibodies that bind to the thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) receptor (RECEPTORS, THYROTROPIN) on thyroid epithelial cells. The autoantibodies mimic TSH causing an unregulated production of thyroid hormones characteristic of GRAVES DISEASE.

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