Journal article

EXPRESSION OF COMPLEMENT-3 RECEPTORS (CR-1 AND CR3) ON NEUTROPHILS AND ERYTHROCYTES IN PATIENTS WITH IGA NEPHROPATHY

K TAO, K NICHOLLS, S ROCKMAN, P KINCAIDSMITH

CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY | DUSTRI-VERLAG DR KARL FEISTLE | Published : 1989

Abstract

Expression of C3 receptors (CR1 and CR3) on neutrophils (PMN) was measured in 26 patients with IgA nephropathy (IgA N), 17 normal persons, and 8 patients with non-IgA glomerulonephritis (non-IgA GN) by fluorescence activated cell sorting after labeling with monoclonal antibodies. Mean channel fluorescence for both CR1 and CR3 on PMN was significantly higher in IgA N patients than in either control group (p less than 0.01). (CR1 mean +/- SD 42.5 +/- 10.4 in IgA N, 31.7 +/- 11.5 in normal controls, 27.8 +/- 9.0 in non-IgA GN; CR3 94.0 +/- 16.5, 75.0 +/- 16.6 and 76.7 +/- 15.6, respectively.) No differences were found between the two control groups or between IgA N patients with normal and impa..

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