Journal article

Antibodies and superantibodies in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps.

Jiun-Bo Chen, Louisa K James, Anna M Davies, Yu-Chang Bryan Wu, Joanne Rimmer, Valerie J Lund, Jou-Han Chen, James M McDonnell, Yih-Chih Chan, George H Hutchins, Tse Wen Chang, Brian J Sutton, Harsha H Kariyawasam, Hannah J Gould

J Allergy Clin Immunol | Published : 2017


BACKGROUND: Chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps is associated with local immunoglobulin hyperproduction and the presence of IgE antibodies against Staphylococcus aureus enterotoxins (SAEs). Aspirin-exacerbated respiratory disease is a severe form of chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps in which nearly all patients express anti-SAEs. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to understand antibodies reactive to SAEs and determine whether they recognize SAEs through their complementarity-determining regions (CDRs) or framework regions. METHODS: Labeled staphylococcal enterotoxin (SE) A, SED, and SEE were used to isolate single SAE-specific B cells from the nasal polyps of 3 patients with aspirin-exacerbat..

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