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OBJECTIVES To develop an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using as substrate a synthetic 22-aminoacid peptide, corresponding to the ribosomal P0, P1 and P2 common epitope. To study the(More)
BACKGROUND Antibodies to La/SSB are usually found in sera of patients with Sjogren's Syndrome (SS) and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). Recent work from our laboratory (Mol Med 2002;8:293-305)(More)
The PPGMRPP sequence, found in several copies in the Sm and U1RNPautoantigens, is the main target of anti-Sm and anti-U1RNP antibodies insystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and mixed connective tissue(More)
The Ro/La ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complex is composed of the proteins Ro60kD, Ro52kD, and La48kD that are in association with one small cytoplasmic RNA (YRNA). Specific protein-RNA and(More)
OBJECTIVE Thyroglobulin (Tg) is a large autoantigen involved in autoimmune thyroid diseases. Tg epitopes have, so far, been identified within large peptides. In the present study, we used small(More)
The region 147-154aa of La/SSB presents 83% sequence similarity with the 139-146aa region of the human myelin basic protein (MBP). The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence and(More)