ID 110774
著者
Haroun, Medhat Department of Bioscience and Technology, Institute of Graduate Studies and Research, Alexandria University
キーワード
hepatitis C virus
antibodies
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
抄録
To determine the effect of anti-immunoglobulin antibodies on the measurement of the humoral immune response in hepatitis C virus (HCV)infected patients. Anti-immunoglobulin antibodies were defined using sheep immunoglobulins as a target to characterize distinct changes in patterns of immunoglobulin levels. Serum immunoglobulin A, G and M concentrations were measured by ELISA in 45 patients with recent-onset HCV infection and 45 matched normal individuals. It was found that normal individuals had mean IgA, IgG and IgM levels of 2.67 mg/ml, 9.39 mg/ml and 1.77mg/ml, respectively while HCV infected patients had mean levels of 3.19 mg/ml, 10.76 mg/ml and 1.94mg/ml. These represented significant increases in immunoglobulin levels in the sera of HCV patients compared to normal individuals (plt0.0001, plt0.00004 and plt0.0004). Anti-immunoglobulin antibodies lead to an overestimation of serum immunoglobulin levels in HCV patients. Interestingly, the mean levels of immunoglobulins A, G and M in HCV infected sera, determined after purification from anti-sheep immunoglobulins, was 2.73 mg/ml, 9.55 mg/ml and 1.79 mg/ml. Therefore, there was no significant difference in HCV patients compared to normal individuals (plt0.42, plt0.36 and plt0.44). The presence of circulating immune complex in serum during the early phase of infection may contribute to immunopathological effects in the infected host and provide some new insights into antibody response to HCV.
掲載誌名
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
cat書誌ID
AA11166929
52
3-4
開始ページ
172
終了ページ
177
並び順
172
発行日
2005-08
フルテキストファイル
言語
eng
著者版フラグ
出版社版