Trib2 antibodies


Suspicion of narcolepsy.




The answer is given as negative or positive where a positive response is accompanied by a ratio.


Antibodies against Trib-2 have been detected in 12.5 to 26.1% of patients with narcolepsy with cataplexy. Trib-2 protein is expressed (amongst other) by hypecretin-1 secreting cells. There is a hypothesis that narcolepsy is induced due to an autoimmune response that destroys the hypocretin-1-producing cells. One of the studies has found autoantibodies in a greater degree in patients with a recent onset of narcolepsy and cataplexy symptoms and another study there has mainly been found autoantibodies in young patients. Trib-2 autoantibodies can also be detected in autoimmune uveitis but relevance is unknown. Over 90% of individuals with narcolepsy with cataplexy carry the genetic marker HLA-DQB1 * 0602. Hypocretin-1 levels are usually significantly reduced in individuals with narcolepsy.

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