D Poretti et al.
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene, 60(2), 193-198 (1999-03-11)
We assessed an Echinococcus granulosus hydatid fluid antigen-ELISA (EgHF-ELISA) as a serologic prescreening test for E. granulosus infections, supplemented by more specific confirmatory tests, including arc-5 immunoprecipitation and antigen B subunit 8-kD immunoblotting. The diagnostic sensitivity of the EgHF-ELISA was...
Joshua D Ooi et al.
Nature communications, 10(1), 3392-3392 (2019-07-31)
Autoreactivity to myeloperoxidase (MPO) causes anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV), with rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis. Here, we show that a Staphylococcus aureus peptide, homologous to an immunodominant MPO T-cell epitope (MPO409-428), can induce anti-MPO autoimmunity. The peptide (6PGD391-410) is part...
Robert M Anthony et al.
Journal of clinical immunology, 30 Suppl 1, S9-14 (2010-05-19)
IgG antibodies have long been recognized as proinflammatory mediators of the humoral immune response. Antibodies bind and neutralize antigens to promote antibody-dependent cytotoxicity, opsonization of antigens, and the initiation of phagocytosis. Whereas the antigen specificity of antibodies is determined by...
Ana Cristina Magalhães et al.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience, 25(21), 5207-5216 (2005-05-27)
Invasion of the nervous system and neuronal spread of infection are critical, but poorly understood, steps in the pathogenesis of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies or prion diseases. To characterize pathways for the uptake and intraneuronal trafficking of infectious, protease-resistant prion protein...
ACP Broadsheet no 136: February 1993. Detection and importance of anticardiolipin antibodies.
M A Khamashta et al.
Journal of clinical pathology, 46(2), 104-107 (1993-02-01)