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WITEBSKY, Ernest

2 entries
  • 2578.20
  • 3855.3

Studies on organ specificity. IV. Production of rabbit thyroid antibodies in the rabbit.

J. Immunol., 76, 408-16, 1956.

Autoimmune thyroiditis



Subjects: ENDOCRINOLOGY › Thyroid , IMMUNOLOGY
  • 13471

Chronic thyroiditis and autoimmunization.

J. Am. Med. Assoc., 1645, 1439-47, 1957.

"Witebsky helped develop procedures for the isolation and partial characterization of A and B blood antigens. He also began the practice of neutralization of certain antibodies in the blood of universal blood donors.

"In 1957 he co-authored a paper the "Witebsky's postulates" which determined whether a disease entity could be regarded as an autoimmune disease:[4]

  • Direct demonstration of free circulating antibodies active at body temperature.
  • Recognition of the specific antigen (for this antibody).
  • Production of antibodies against same antigen in experimental animals.
  • Experimental animal demonstrates same tissue changes in human." (Wikipedia article on Ernst Witebsky, accessed 8-2021)


Subjects: ENDOCRINOLOGY › Thyroid , IMMUNOLOGY