We compared the binding of human antibodies from patients with neuropathy to the myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG), to its cross-reactive glycolipid sulfoglucuronyl paragloboside (SGPG), and to sections of peripheral nerve. Titers were correlated with the clinical presentation and results of electrophysiological and pathological studies. Most patients had a predominantly sensory or sensorimotor demyelinating neuropathy and highly elevated antibodies to both MAG and SGPG, but 2 had highly elevated antibodies to MAG alone, and 1 to SGPG alone. Two patients had predominantly motor neuropathy and highly elevated antibodies to SGPG which reacted with MAG by Western blot but not by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. One patient had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and antibodies to SGPG but not to MAG. These studies indicate that the neuropathic syndrome associated with anti-MAG or -SGPG antibodies are more heterogeneous than previously suspected, and that although most of the antibodies react with both MAG and SGPG, some may react with MAG or SGPG alone.

Anti-MAG and anti-SGPG antibodies in neuropathy / L. Van den Berg, A. P. Hays, E. Nobile-Orazio, L. J. Kinsella, E. Manfredini, M. Corbo, G. Rosoklija, D. S. Younger, R. E. Lovelace, W. Trojaborg, D. E. Lange, S. Goldstein, J. S. Delfiner, S. A. Sadiq, W. H. Sherman, N. Latov. - In: MUSCLE & NERVE. - ISSN 0148-639X. - 19:5(1996 May), pp. 637-43-643.

Anti-MAG and anti-SGPG antibodies in neuropathy

E. Nobile-Orazio;
1996

Abstract

We compared the binding of human antibodies from patients with neuropathy to the myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG), to its cross-reactive glycolipid sulfoglucuronyl paragloboside (SGPG), and to sections of peripheral nerve. Titers were correlated with the clinical presentation and results of electrophysiological and pathological studies. Most patients had a predominantly sensory or sensorimotor demyelinating neuropathy and highly elevated antibodies to both MAG and SGPG, but 2 had highly elevated antibodies to MAG alone, and 1 to SGPG alone. Two patients had predominantly motor neuropathy and highly elevated antibodies to SGPG which reacted with MAG by Western blot but not by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. One patient had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and antibodies to SGPG but not to MAG. These studies indicate that the neuropathic syndrome associated with anti-MAG or -SGPG antibodies are more heterogeneous than previously suspected, and that although most of the antibodies react with both MAG and SGPG, some may react with MAG or SGPG alone.
autoantibodies; autoimmune disease; myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG); peripheral neuropathy; sulfoglucuronyl paragloboside (SGPG)
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