Antibodies to MOG in serum have a dubious prognostic value in multiple sclerosis. The MOG recombinant protein conformational properties relevant to the antigenic activity are unknown. We employed a solid-phase ELISA based on a product (rMOG(ED)(His)(6)) expressed in E. coli after subcloning the cDNA of the extracellular domain of rat MOG, performing a refolding procedure on column and affinity purification. The far-UV Circular Dichroism (CD) spectra of rMOG(ED)(His)(6) showed a β-sheet, a characteristic feature of the Ig-fold. However, in MS sera and controls we failed to detected IgM or IgG antibodies.
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