In Vitro Amyloid Fibril Formation of Human IgG-Fc
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Both light and heavy chains of human antibodies are known to be associated with immunoglobulin related amyloidosis, but in vitro formation of amyloid fibrils has previously only been reported for light chain sequences. Here we show that fibrillation of the Fc fragment of human IgG of all subclasses can be induced by heating to at least 75°C at neutral pH and physiological salt concentration. The observed protein assemblies share key properties with those constituting amyloid, i.e. they are thioflavinophilic and congophilic and have a typical fibril appearance in the transmission electron microscope. This study of the amyloidogenic properties of human IgG-Fc, comprising the CH2 and CH3 domains of the IgG heavy chain, is important for increasing the understanding of which parts of IgG that could be involved in amyloid formation in vivo.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-65534OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-65534DiVA: diva2:396467