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Table 2 Frequency of IgG type-autoantibodies to the recombinant hmAchR M3 receptor protein in sera from PDC-E2+ PBC patients and healthy controls*

From: Autoantibodies to muscarinic acetylcholine receptors found in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis

  Tested (n) positive (n) positive (%)
PBC patients 27 9 33**
healthy controls 13 1 7.7
  1. * analyses were performed by Western blotting using the membrane fraction of hmAchR M3 over-expressing Sf9 cells;
  2. ** significantly different from the controls (p = 0.043; Wilcoxon test).