Interaction between intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) and the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1: a role for transcytosis across the blood brain barrier?

@article{Proulx2012InteractionBI,
  title={Interaction between intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) and the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1: a role for transcytosis across the blood brain barrier?},
  author={Dominic Paquin Proulx and Pascal Rouleau and Isabelle Par{\'e} and Marie-Michelle Valli{\`e}res-No{\"e}l and Ren{\'e}e Bazin},
  journal={Journal of neuroimmunology},
  year={2012},
  volume={251 1-2},
  pages={39-44}
}
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is a therapeutic preparation of plasma-derived human IgG and is increasingly used for the treatment of several neurological inflammatory disorders. However, it is not clear whether the IgG molecules contained in IVIg can actually cross the BBB in treated patients. We recently showed that LRP1, an endocytic receptor involved in transcytosis of several proteins across the BBB was able to interact with IVIg. In the present study, we show that LRP1 is involved in… CONTINUE READING