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To investigate the homing characteristics of T and B lymphocytes which could explain the abnormal partition of IgA-producing cells in tonsils and bone marrow from patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN), the expression of leucocyte adhesion molecules (CD11a, CD29, CD49d, CD62L, CD31) was assessed using flow cytometry on peripheral blood leucocytes from(More)
Abnormalities in the partition of IgA- and IgG-producing cells in the tonsils of patients with IgA nephropathy have been suggested to result from a dysregulation of cell trafficking and homing through high endothelial venules in this lymphoid tissue. In order to document such adhesion anomalies, we used the 36 monoclonal antibodies of the cell adhesion(More)
The pathognomonic presence of IgA in the glomerular mesangium of patients with IgA nephropathy (IgAN) suggests an abnormal control of IgA metabolism in this disease that could be modified in transplanted IgAN patients. Alterations of IgA production have been demonstrated in both bone marrow samples and mucosae-associated tissues from IgAN patients, but the(More)
Mesangial IgA in IgA nephropathy are dimers with a J chain but no poly-Ig receptor. This molecular structure has led to the hypothesis that these IgA are issued from the lamina propria of mucosal areas, reaching the kidney by way of the peripheral blood. The availability of hybridomas producing IgA dimers provided an opportunity to test this hypothesis in a(More)
The intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) is a membrane-bound molecule involved in cell-cell adhesive interactions which is upregulated on inflammatory epithelial cells. The levels of soluble ICAM-1 (sICAM-1) shed into the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) were studied in healthy patients and patients with gingivitis, adult periodontitis or rapidly(More)
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