Characterization of an acidic nuclear protein recognized by autoantibodies in sera from patients with IgA nephropathy.


A nuclear antigen is recognized by autoantibodies in the sera of some patients with IgA nephropathy. Using these autoantibodies as a reagent, this antigen was purified 77.2-fold by ammonium sulfate fractionation, DEAE chromatography and Sepharose 6BCL gel filtration. The antigenicity of this antigen was sensitive to trypsin but resistant to RNase and DNase… (More)