Analysis of agalacto-IgG in rheumatoid arthritis using surface plasmon resonance
2000 (English)In: Glycoconjugate Journal, ISSN 0282-0080, E-ISSN 1573-4986, Vol. 17, no 5, 323-329 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
It is well established that IgG from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are less galactosylated than IgG from normal individuals. Determination of agalacto-IgG may therefore aid in diagnosis and treatment of RA. The decrease in galactosylation of IgG leads to an increase in terminal N-acetylglucosamine residues, which can be detected using a specific lectin from Psathyrella velutina. In the present study IgG from RA and control serum was purified using affinity chromatography. The samples were then, after reduction, analyzed on a BIOCORE® 2000 system with immobilized Psathyrella velutina lectin. Using this technique it was possible to discriminate between IgG from RA patients and IgG from control individuals with respect to its content of IgG with terminal N-acetylglucosamine. The affinity biosensor technique makes it possible to detect binding without labeling or using secondary antibodies.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000. Vol. 17, no 5, 323-329 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25225DOI: 10.1023/A:1007169621518Local ID: 9664OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-25225DiVA: diva2:245552