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Auto-abs bind to well-defined antigens in the postsynaptic membrane at the neuromuscular junction and impair nerve-muscle transmission, which in turn induces muscle weakness and excessive fatigability.
Paolo Emilio Alboini and Amelia Evoli collected patients’ serum samples and clinical data. We are conscious that there are limitations to our study. High-dose prednisone plus plasma exchange is the recommended approach for treating rapidly progressive bulbar weakness.
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. J Clin Invest, 5 Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. Discussion Quantitative analysis of immunoglobulin chain synthesis by B cells demonstrated that there is an excess of light chain production [ 1 ] which are then released in the general circulation. Patients with low anti-AChR antibody levels. It is yet to be clarified whether the early use of rituximab could prevent the permanent bulbar weakness, which constitutes a relevant disability in these patients.
Autoantibody-producing plasmablasts after B cell depletion identified in muscle-specific kinase myasthenia gravis. Distinct classes of trafficking rBAT mutants cause the type I cystinuria phenotype. Serum FLCs have no significant antigen-binding activity and, therefore, are not consumed in immune-inflammatory reactions unlike other molecules complement, immune complexes, Ig, and auto-abs that are used as biomarkers of disease activity.
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Amino Acid Transporters and Disease. An opportunity for drug discovery? Also, changes of T and B cell subsets were evaluated as possible biomarkers of disease activity and eventually as therapeutic targets [ 21 ].
As MG course may be remarkably variable, we evaluated the possible use of FLCs as biomarkers of disease activity. The Journal of Immunology. Structural bases for the interaction and stabilization of the human amino acid transporter LAT2 with its ancillary protein 4F2hc.
This finding is consistent with previous reports [ 3033 ]. Elevation of serum immunoglobulin free light chains during the preclinical period of rheumatoid arthritis. IgG subclass serum 2021 in systemic lupus erythematosus patients. Embo J, 35 15 Annual Review of Immunology. The statistical analysis revealed significant differences between patients and HBD: National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. CitePeer Related Articles http: Auto-antibodies to the receptor tyrosine kinase MuSK in patients with myasthenia gravis without acetylcholine receptor antibodies.
The structural and functional units of heteromeric amino acid transporters. Recommendations for the nomenclature of IgG4-related disease and its individual organ system manifestations.
Bartoccioni 2012 pdf
PLoS One, 10 9e All samples were processed anonymously. P Natl Acad Sci Usa, 10 First, due to the small sample size, only a few potential confounders could be controlled, mainly those variables known to influence FLC levels, like kidney failure and plasmapheresis.
Hum Mol Genet, 17 12 Table 2 IgG subclasses distribution in patients and controls. Serum-free light-chain analysis in diagnosis and management of multiple myeloma and related conditions. Digenic Inheritance in Cystinuria Mouse Model.
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20122 Embo J, 32 17 Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation. J Biol Chem, 43 How does Europe PMC derive its citations network?
On the whole, our results suggest that serum FLCs may represent a new marker of B cell activation in MG, which parallels auto-abs titer variations in response to B cell depleting therapy. Normal range for FLCs: Bartoccionj light chains of immunoglobulins in serum from patients with rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, chronic infections and pulmonary cancer.
Pathophysiology and treatment of cystinuria. Sera from 18 HBD were used as negative controls. Facilitator system l amino acid transporters and the orphan EEG1. Immunoglobulin- Ig- free light chains FLCs are produced in excess of heavy chains during the synthesis of intact Ig by plasma cells [ 1 ] bartoccoini contribute to inflammation in experimental disease models [ 2 ].