Anti-SSA/Ro antibodies are necessary but not sufficient to provoke autoimmune-associated congenital heart block (CHB). Genetic factors are likely contributory. Accordingly, HLA-related candidates and single-nucleotide polymorphisms in the promoter region of tumor necrosis factor alpha and codon 10 in transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF beta 1) were evaluated in a unique family: the surrogate mother (anti-SSA/Ro positive), the biologic father, and the CHB-affected child (product of ovodonation). There was an HLA mismatch between the affected child and the surrogate mother. However, both the biologic and the surrogate mothers shared DQ2 and the profibrosing leucine polymorphism at codon 10 of TGF beta. In conclusion, we observed that CHB can develop in a genetically unrelated child exposed in utero to anti-SSA/Ro antibodies. Testing for anti-SSA/Ro antibodies might be considered in women undergoing artificial fertilization. It is possible that there is no direct association of maternal genes beyond a contributory role in generating the autoantibody.
Passively acquired anti-SSA/Ro antibodies are required for congenital heart block following ovodonation but maternal genes are not / A. Brucato, V. Ramoni, S. Penco, E. Sala, J. Buyon, R. Clancy. - In: ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM. - ISSN 0004-3591. - 62:10(2010), pp. 3119-3121.
|Titolo:||Passively acquired anti-SSA/Ro antibodies are required for congenital heart block following ovodonation but maternal genes are not|
|Parole Chiave:||Primary siogrens-syndrome; susceptibility alleles; neonatal lupus; HLA; pathogenesis; mothers; women|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/art.27575|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|