A Receptor Assay of Long-Acting Thyroid Stimulator (LATS)

  • Y. Ochi
  • T. Hachiya
  • M. Yoshimura
  • T. Miyazaki
  • Y. Kajita
Conference paper


Several abnormal thyroid stimulators have been found in serum of patients with Graves’ disease. These are known as LATS (long-acting thyroid stimulator) [1], LATS-protector [2], TSI (thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulin) [3], HTS (human thyroid stimulator) [4], or HTACS (human thyroid adenyl cyclase stimulator) [5]. These thyroid-stimulating immunoglobulins are believed to bind to a receptor site in the thyroid gland.


Cholera Toxin Human Thyroid Normal Human Serum Hyperthyroid Patient Thyroidal Antibody 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Ochi
    • 1
  • T. Hachiya
    • 2
  • M. Yoshimura
    • 2
  • T. Miyazaki
    • 2
  • Y. Kajita
    • 2
  1. 1.Second Department of Internal MedicineShiga Medical UniversityOtsu, Shiga 520Japan
  2. 2.Second Department of Internal MedicineKyoto Prefectural University of MedicineKyoto 602Japan

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