Native and recombinant proteins to analyze auto-antibodies to myeloperoxidase in pauci-immune crescentic glomerulonephritis.

The prevalence of Anti-Neutrophil Cytoplasmic Antibodies (ANCA) directed against myeloperoxidase (MPO) in pauci-immune necrotizing crescentic glomerulonephritis (NCGN) is dependent on the assay(s) used. We investigated the frequency of MPO-ANCA as detected by different assays for MPO-ANCA in a large cohort of patients with biopsy-proven pauci-immune NCGN… CONTINUE READING