Anti-glycolipid antibodies and their immune complexes in multiple sclerosis

Noriyuki Kasai, Andrew R. Pachner, Robert K Yu

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Abstract

Antibody titers against myelin constituents in sera and CSF of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) were examined by a solid-phase radioimmunoassay. Anti-GM4 and anti-galactocerebroside antibody titers were significantly elevated in the CSF of MS patients, but not anti-GM1 and anti-myelin basic protein antibodies. In sera of MS patients, the titers of antibodies against these myelin constituents were not elevated. Total IgG level was also significantly elevated in the CSF, but not in the sera of MS patients. Immune complexes from the CSF of MS patients were dissociated by acid-ultrafiltration and assayed for antibodies to GM4, GM1, and galactocerebroside. Anti-GM4 and antigalactocerebroside antibody titers were significantly enhanced after acid dissociation and ultrafiltration. These data suggest that antibodies of the IgG class against GM4 and galactocerebroside are present in CSF of MS patients, and a significant number of them exist as immune complexes with their corresponding glycolipid antigens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-42
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Volume75
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Glycolipids
Antigen-Antibody Complex
Multiple Sclerosis
Anti-Idiotypic Antibodies
Antibodies
Ultrafiltration
Myelin Sheath
Immunoglobulin G
Serum
Acids
Myelin Basic Protein
Immunoglobulin Isotypes
Radioimmunoassay
Antigens
galactocerebroside

Keywords

  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Demyelination
  • Glycolipids
  • Immune complexes
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Solid-phase radioimmunoassay

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  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Anti-glycolipid antibodies and their immune complexes in multiple sclerosis. / Kasai, Noriyuki; Pachner, Andrew R.; Yu, Robert K.

In: Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 75, No. 1, 01.01.1986, p. 33-42.

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