In order to analyse the specificity of human anti-ribosomal P protein antibodies, anti-ribosomal P protein antibodies were affinity-purified from the sera of lupus patients. Their binding capacity towards recombinant SmD protein and recombinant SmB/B' protein was evaluated by immunoblot and ELISA. Epitope mapping of SmD was performed by means of synthetic peptides. Anti-ribosomal P protein antibodies bound recombinant SmD (5/10) and SmB/B' (4/10) on immunoblot; 6/10 showed binding capacity to SmD on ELISA. Inhibition experiments using ELISA confirmed the specificity of this binding. Our data indicate the cross-reactivity of spontaneously developed anti-ribosomal P protein antibodies with the B/B' and D constituents of the Sm complex. The coexistence of anti-Sm and anti-ribosomal antibodies in lupus sera may therefore be due, at least in part, to the reactivity of a single autoantibody population.
|Autori interni:||CAPONI, LAURA|
|Autori:||CAPONI L; BOMBARDIERI S; MIGLIORINI P|
|Titolo:||Anti-ribosomal antibodies bind the Sm proteins D and B/B'|
|Anno del prodotto:||1998|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|