Journal article

THE GENE CORRESPONDING TO THE PUTATIVE GOODPASTURE ANTIGEN IS PRESENT IN ALPORTS-SYNDROME

JA SAVIGE

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL IMMUNOLOGY | BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1991

Abstract

Alport's syndrome is a heterogeneous group of inherited abnormalities of basement membranes that may result in progressive renal failure, defective hearing and lens abnormalities. The glomerular basement membrane (GBM) characteristically has areas of reduplication, lamellation and attenuation on electron microscopic examination. In the majority of affected males and some females, there is reduced or variable binding of serum from patients with anti-GBM disease (Goodpasture's syndrome) to these basement membranes. These sera contain antibodies directed against the Goodpasture antigen which has been thought to be located in the non-collagenous domain of the alpha3 chain of type IV collagen and..

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