Experimental autoimmune antiglomerular basement membrane antibody-induced glomerulonephritis. I. The effects of injecting sheep with human, homologous or autologous lung basement membranes and complete Freund's adjuvant.

Abstract

We compared the effects of injecting human, homologous or autologous lung basement membrane (LBM) and complete Freund's adjuvant into 6-month-old sheep and injecting the same antigens into guinea pigs. All sheep receiving human LBM died of antiglomerular basement membrane (GBM) nephritis by Day 126. They had autoantibodies to antigenic determinants shared… (More)

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