An IgM anti-MBP Ab in a case of Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia with polyneuropathy expressing an idiotype reactive with an MBP epitope immunodominant in MS and EAE.


In a previously described case of Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia, complicated by polyneuropathy, the IgM/lambda monoclonal antibody (mAb) was highly reactive with myelin basic protein (MBP). Given our demonstration that V lambda x, a recently described murine lambda variable region gene product, can itself bind MBP as well as confer MBP reactivity to an Ab… (More)


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