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Microarray technology outgrew the detection of simple intermolecular interactions, as incubation of slides with living cells opened new vistas. Cell-based array technology permits simultaneous detection of several different cell surface molecules, allowing the complex characterization of cells with an amount of information that is hardly assessed by any(More)
Immune complexes (ICs) induce effective pathogen-specific innate and humoral immune response via immunecomplex-binding receptors, such as murine complement receptor type 1 and 2 (mCR1/2) and murine low-affinity Fc receptors for IgG (mFcgammaRII and III). The exact function of mCR1/2 in cooperation with mFcgammaRII/III in modulation of humoral immunity has(More)
Targeted delivery of antigen improves immunogenicity and can obviate the use of adjuvants. In addition to molecular targeting based on affinity interactions, particle-based antigen targeting to myeloid cells is also an efficient means to enhance immune responses. We compared the efficiency of targeting a model antigen, streptavidin, to CD40 and low affinity(More)
Anti-citrullinated peptide/protein antibodies (ACPAs) are highly sensitive and specific markers of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Identification of peptide epitopes that may detect different subgroups of RA patients might have diagnostic and prognostic significance. We have investigated citrulline- and arginine-containing peptide pairs derived from filaggrin,(More)
Microarrayed antigens are used for identifying serum antibodies with given specificities and for generating binding profiles. Antibodies bind to these arrayed antigens forming immune complexes and are conventionally identified by secondary labelled antibodies.In the body immune complexes are identified by bone marrow derived phagocytic cells, such as(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is characterized by dysfunctional clearance of apoptotic debris and the development of pathogenic autoantibodies. While the complement system is also involved in the disease no attempt has been made to generate a comprehensive view of immune complex formation from various autoantigens. We increased the complexity of autoantibody(More)
Antibody effector functions other than neutralization depend on interactions with soluble and cellular components of the immune system. Antigen recognition is usually oligoclonal, with the different clones of antibodies belonging to different classes, subclasses, glycoforms and having different affinities and epitope specificities. Thus, composition of(More)
Our study tested the hypothesis that immunoglobulins differ in their ability to activate the nuclear factor-κB pathway mediated cellular responses. These responses are modulated by several properties of the immune complex, including the ratio of antibody isotypes binding to antigen. Immunoassays allow the measurement of antigen specific antibodies belonging(More)
The aim of this study was to provide proof-of-concept for quantitative and qualitative label-free detection of immune complexes through myeloid cells with imaging surface plasmon resonance. Surface plasmon resonance imaging was first applied to monitor the binding of human sera from healthy and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients to immobilized citrullinated(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease with multifactorial ethiopathogenesis. The complement system is involved in both the early and late stages of disease development and organ damage. To better understand autoantibody mediated complement consumption we examined ex vivo immune complex formation on autoantigen arrays. We recruited(More)
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