Journal article

GASTRIC PARIETAL-CELL ANTIGENS OF 60-90, 92, AND 100-120 KDA ASSOCIATED WITH AUTOIMMUNE GASTRITIS AND PERNICIOUS-ANEMIA - ROLE OF N-GLYCANS IN THE STRUCTURE AND ANTIGENICITY OF THE 60-90-KDA COMPONENT

I GOLDKORN, PA GLEESON, BH TOH

JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY | AMER SOC BIOCHEMISTRY MOLECULAR BIOLOGY INC | Published : 1989

Abstract

Thirty-four human sera containing parietal cell autoantibodies (PCA) specifically immunoprecipitated two antigens, with apparent molecular masses of 60-90 kDa and 100-120 kDa under nonreducing conditions and 60-90 kDa and 120-150 kDa under reducing conditions, from porcine gastric membrane extracts. A third antigen of 92 kDa was only observed in immunoprecipitates analyzed under reducing conditions. By immunoblotting, 24 of the 34 PCA-positive sera reacted with only the 60-90-kDa antigen, three reacted with a broad 60-120-kDa smear, one reacted only with a 92-kDa antigen and six did not react. Reactivity with the 60-90-kDa antigen was observed with gastric membranes from dog, pig, rat, and r..

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