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The biological and clinical relevance of glycosylation is becoming increasingly recognized, leading to a growing interest in large-scale clinical and population-based studies. In the past few years, several methods for high-throughput analysis of glycans have been developed, but thorough validation and standardization of these methods is required before(More)
This study investigated the impact of sleep deprivation on the human circadian system. Plasma melatonin and cortisol levels and leukocyte expression levels of 12 genes were examined over 48 h (sleep vs. no-sleep nights) in 12 young males (mean±SD: 23±5 yrs). During one night of total sleep deprivation, BMAL1 expression was suppressed, the heat shock gene(More)
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is one of the most abundant proteins present in human serum and a fundamental component of the immune system. IgG3 represents ∼8% of the total amount of IgG in human serum and stands out from the other IgG subclasses because of its elongated hinge region and enhanced effector functions. This study reports partial O-glycosylation of(More)
In immune thrombocytopenia and warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia, circulating immunoglobulin G (IgG)-opsonized blood cells are cleared from the circulation by macrophages. Administration of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) can prevent uptake, but the exact working mechanism is not known. The prevailing theory from murine studies, which states that(More)
Key Points • Phagocytosis of IgG-opsonized blood cells by human macrophages is inhibited by intravenous immunoglobulins. • This inhibition is independent of IgG-Fc sialylation but improves with IgG preparations that bind FcgRs more avidly. In immune thrombocytopenia and warm autoimmune hemolytic anemia, circulating immunoglobulin G (IgG)-opsonized blood(More)
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) mediates its immune functions through complement and cellular IgG-Fc receptors (FcγR). IgG contains an evolutionary conserved N-linked glycan at position Asn297 in the Fc-domain. This glycan consists of variable levels of fucose, galactose, sialic acid, and bisecting N-acetylglucosamine (bisection). Of these variations, the lack of(More)
The biological and clinical relevance of glycosylation is becoming increasingly recognized, leading to a growing interest in large-scale clinical and population-based studies. In the past few years, several methods for high-throughput analysis of glycans have been developed, but thorough validation and standardization of these methods is required before(More)
Antibody glycosylation analysis has seen methodological progress resulting in new findings with regard to antibody glycan structure and function in recent years. For example, antigen-specific IgG glycosylation analysis is now applicable for clinical samples because of the increased sensitivity of measurements, and this has led to new insights in the(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study is to investigate the Fc glycosylation profiles of both antigen-specific IgG targeted against proteinase 3 (PR3-ANCA) and total IgG as prognostic markers of relapse in patients with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA). METHODS Seventy-five patients with GPA and a PR3-ANCA rise during follow-up were included, of whom(More)
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