Inhibition of lupus disease by anti-double-stranded DNA antibodies of the IgM isotype in the (NZB x NZW)F1 mouse.

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OBJECTIVE In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), immune complexes (ICs) containing pathogenic IgG anti-double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) autoantibodies are deposited in renal capillaries and initiate glomerulonephritis (GN) by the activation of complement and effector cells. In contrast, it has been demonstrated that the presence of IgM anti-dsDNA antibodies… (More)

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