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Evaluation of the Reactivity of Sera from Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Against the Human MCP1.
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PMID:  22371290     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study evaluates metaphase chromosome protein 1 (MCP1), a nuclear antigen, as a diagnostic marker for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Reactivity of sera from 114 Portuguese patients with autoimmune rheumatic disease or from healthy blood donors (HBD), against MCP1, produced in bacteria (bact-MCP1) or in its native form (native-MCP1), was determined by immunoblotting. Predictive and discriminative power of MCP1 reactivity for SLE diagnosis in disease-control groups was evaluated by logistic regression, its diagnostic value determined by receiver-operating characteristic analysis and compared with similar analysis of antinuclear antibody and double-stranded DNA (dsDNA). We demonstrated that native-MCP1, in contrast to bact-MCP1, reacts with SLE sera with significant predictive and discriminative power versus other autoimmune diseases (odds ratio [OR] ≤3.537 and ≥3.265; area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve [AUC] ≤0.643 and ≥0.636) or versus HBD (OR = 5.006; AUC = 0.671), showing a good diagnostic power with high specificity (82.1% versus HBD) and low sensitivity for SLE, similar to those of dsDNA. The reactivity of SLE sera with native-MCP1 was shown to be dependent on the presence of phosphorylated residues. Native-MCP1 was shown to have diagnostic value as a specific marker for SLE diagnosis and, therefore, is a suitable substrate for a new antibody test. The widely reported importance of phosphorylated epitopes as targets for autoantibodies in SLE could also be confirmed for native-MCP1.
Elsa Bronze-da-Rocha; Ana Nóvoa; Natércia Teixeira; Carlos Silva Vasconcelos; Conceição Cerveira; João Castro E Melo; Manuel Cirne Carvalho
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-29
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Title:  Journal of clinical immunology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-2592     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-2-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8102137     Medline TA:  J Clin Immunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Departamento de Ciências Biológicas, Laboratório de Bioquímica, Faculdade de Farmácia, Universidade do Porto, Rua Aníbal Cunha, 164, 4050-047, Porto, Portugal,
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