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See detailIn-vivo studies on Haemaccel-fibronectin interaction in man.
Damas, Pierre ULg; Adam, Aurore ULg; Buret, J. et al

in European Journal of Clinical Investigation (1987), 17(2), 166-73

An enzyme-linked immunoassay has been recently set up for direct measurement of the binding capacity of plasma fibronectin to gelatin. This binding capacity could be completely inhibited in vitro by an ... [more ▼]

An enzyme-linked immunoassay has been recently set up for direct measurement of the binding capacity of plasma fibronectin to gelatin. This binding capacity could be completely inhibited in vitro by an eight-fold excess of gelatin, of Haemaccel, but not of Geloplasma. On the contrary, the levels of immunoreactive fibronectin measured by laser nephelometry did not change, in presence of 10 to 1000 micrograms ml-1 of gelatin, of Haemaccel or of Geloplasma. When infused into normal volunteers, Haemaccel provoked a strong and immediate inhibition of the plasma fibronectin binding capacity to gelatin. This inhibition was dose-dependent and maximal after infusion of 500 ml of Haemaccel. Twenty-four hours after this infusion, there was a progressive recovery of the gelatin-binding capacity, which was almost completely achieved 96 h later. The formation of complexes between Haemaccel and fibronectin was demonstrated by gel filtration chromatography and by affinity chromatography. Immunoreactive plasma fibronectin levels remained unchanged up to 24 h after infusion of 500 ml of Haemaccel. A transient decline to 50% of its initial value then occurred the second day after the infusion. Therefore, a delay existed between the formation of fibronectin-Haemaccel complexes and their elimination from the bloodstream. This delay decreased when smaller volumes of Haemaccel were infused, which strongly suggests that plasma fibronectin is cleared by means of Haemaccel and does not seem to play a role of opsonin in these conditions.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) [less ▲]

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See detailIntérêts diagnostiques et thérapeutique des anticorps monoclonaux en néphrologie
Mahieu, P.; Davin, J. C.; Malaise, Michel ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1987), 42(10), 470-474

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See detailHuman Anti-Alpha-Galactosyl Igg Reduces the Lung Colonization by Murine Mo4 Cells
Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Li Vecchi, M. et al

in Invasion & Metastasis (1987), 7(6), 325-45

The lung colonization of MO4 cells, a highly malignant murine cell line, is strongly reduced in syngeneic C3H/He mice by a prior incubation with anti-alpha-galactosyl antibody (alpha-Gal Ab), a natural ... [more ▼]

The lung colonization of MO4 cells, a highly malignant murine cell line, is strongly reduced in syngeneic C3H/He mice by a prior incubation with anti-alpha-galactosyl antibody (alpha-Gal Ab), a natural IgG antibody present in high titers in all normal human sera and specifically recognizing Gal alpha(1----3) structures (alpha-D-galactopyranosyl; alpha-D-Galp). The protective effect is due to a binding of alpha-Gal Ab to alpha-D-Galp end groups of MO4 cells, inducing both an increase in their sequestration into the liver and the spleen and a decrease in their sequestration into the lung. The F(ab')2 fragments of this antibody also exhibit a protective effect by inhibiting the homing of MO4 cells into the lung, without modifying their accumulation into the spleen and the liver. Since both the antibody and the alpha-galactosidase pretreatments of MO4 cells block their subsequent attachment to murine laminin in vitro, we suggest that, in this model, the lung colonization may be dependent on the alpha-D-Galp end groups exposed on the surface of MO4 cells. [less ▲]

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See detailC3b receptor (CR1) on erythrocytes and the HLA-DR3 antigen
Malaise, Michel ULg; Desoroux, Aline ULg; Mahieu, P. et al

in Arthritis and Rheumatism (1986), 29(2), 300-301

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See detailAntibodies to laminin in preeclampsia.
Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Hunt, J.; Lapière, C. M. et al

in Kidney International (1986), 29(5), 1050-57

Laminin is a large basement membrane glycoprotein localized in the trophoblast, glomerular basement membrane and in the mesangial matrix of human glomeruli. It promotes the attachment of epithelial cells ... [more ▼]

Laminin is a large basement membrane glycoprotein localized in the trophoblast, glomerular basement membrane and in the mesangial matrix of human glomeruli. It promotes the attachment of epithelial cells to basement membrane collagen. We have found that 14 sera from 52 patients with severe preeclampsia or eclampsia contain IgG and IgM antibodies which react with placental and kidney basement membranes. These antibodies were specific for laminin and did not react with other basement membrane proteins. They were able to fix complement. They have been demonstrated by radial immunodiffusion, radioimmunoassay and immunofluorescence blocking studies. In primary cultures they were shown to impair the attachment of trophoblast cells to basement membrane collagen. High levels of circulating immune complexes were detected only in sera from preeclamptic patients with circulating antibodies to laminin. The auto-antibodies to laminin could play a major role in the pathogenesis of severe preeclampsia by impairing the attachment of trophoblast cells to placental basement membranes and by fixation to the glomerular basement membranes and mesangial matrix. [less ▲]

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See detailAnti-basement-membrane antibodies in the serum of healthy subjects.
Bernard, A.; Lauwerys, R.; Mahieu, P. et al

in New England Journal of Medicine [=NEJM] (1986), 314(22), 1456-7

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See detailDetection of anti-laminin antibodies in sera by latex agglutination.
Bernard, A. M.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Mahieu, P. et al

in Clinical Chemistry (1986), 32(8), 1468-72

We describe a latex particle agglutination assay for detecting circulating antibodies against laminin, a noncollagenous glycoprotein of basement membranes. Polystyrene latex particles on which laminin has ... [more ▼]

We describe a latex particle agglutination assay for detecting circulating antibodies against laminin, a noncollagenous glycoprotein of basement membranes. Polystyrene latex particles on which laminin has been adsorbed are incubated with serum for about 25 min at 42-45 degrees C. The agglutination is then measured by counting residual unagglutinated particles. Polyethylene glycol 6000 enhances the agglutination. The assay is fully automated, yielding results in about 45 min, for 50 samples per hour. Addition of purified laminin abolishes the agglutination of laminin-coated particles in practically all positive sera. The anti-laminin antibody titers obtained by this latex immunoassay and by radioimmunoassay correlated well in 161 sera from patients with suspected or established renal diseases. The agglutination assay more frequently gave positive results for cases of glomerulonephritis with linear deposits (20/22 cases) than for glomerulonephritis with granular deposits (7/68) or glomerulonephritis with no glomerular deposits (2/13). The finding of low anti-laminin antibody titers in sera from about 15% (34/230) of the healthy subjects suggests that these autoantibodies are pathogenic only in certain circumstances. [less ▲]

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See detailAn enzyme-linked immunoassay for direct measurement of the gelatin-binding capacity of human plasma fibronectin
Damas, Pierre ULg; Adam, A.; Closset, Jean ULg et al

in Journal of Immunological Methods (1986), 91

A new solid-phase enzyme immunoassay measuring the gelatin-binding capacity of plasma fibronectin has been developed. This assay is based on the direct and high-affinity interaction between fibronectin ... [more ▼]

A new solid-phase enzyme immunoassay measuring the gelatin-binding capacity of plasma fibronectin has been developed. This assay is based on the direct and high-affinity interaction between fibronectin and gelatin coated to polyvinyl chloride plates. The amount of fibronectin bound to gelatin is then measured by sequential incubation with a specific rabbit anti-human fibronectin antiserum, with horseradish peroxidase-conjugated goat anti-rabbit IgG antibodies and with substrate. The final degradation of the substrate is read at 492-650 nm in an ELISA processor. The assay allows the accurate detection of fibronectin concentrations ranging from 1 to 20 micrograms/ml, is inhibited by the addition of gelatin to plasma, is highly reproducible (interplate CV less than 10%), requires 100 microliter of plasma only and has been fully automated. Significant linear correlations were noted between total antigenic fibronectin (measured by laser nephelometry) and fibronectin gelatin-binding capacity in plasma from 310 blood donors. Both parameters were higher in men than in women and significantly increased according to age. Dissociation between immunoreactive fibronectin and fibronectin gelatin-binding capacity was observed in two polytraumatized patients. This enzyme immunoassay therefore provides a new method to investigate functional alterations of the gelatin-binding domain of fibronectin in various pathological conditions. [less ▲]

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See detailIn vivo studies on the mononuclear phagocyte system Fc receptor function in rheumatoid arthritis. Correlations with clinical and immunological variables
Malaise, Michel ULg; Foidart, J. B.; Hauwaert, Christian ULg et al

in Journal of Rheumatology (1985), 12(1), 33-42

The mononuclear phagocyte system Fc receptor function was assessed in 13 control subjects and 17 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by intravenous injection of IgG coated (IgG-RBC) or of heat-damaged ... [more ▼]

The mononuclear phagocyte system Fc receptor function was assessed in 13 control subjects and 17 patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by intravenous injection of IgG coated (IgG-RBC) or of heat-damaged (HD-RBC) 99rnTc-Iabeled autologous erythrocytes. Although the clearance half-times of control and RA erythrocytes were not significantly different, the spleen to liver uptake ratios per surface area (S/Ls), determined by quantitative scintigraphic analysis, were significantly lower in RA patients than in controls. The S/Lswere significantly correlated with the Steinbrocker stages Ir = 0.92; p < 0.01), the disease duration (r = 0.73; p < 0.01) and the total immunoglobulin levels (r = 0.73; p < 0.01). The Clq binding activity of the sera was inversely correlated with the spleen (r = 0.90; p < 0.01) and liver uptakes (r = 0.73; p < 0.02). Our results therefore show an alteration of the Fc receptor function of splenic and hepatic mononuclear phagocytes in RA patients. [less ▲]

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See detailÉtude de la fonction Fc-récepteur du système mononucléé phagocytaire dans les affections immunes
Malaise, Michel ULg; Foidart, J.; Hoyoux, C. et al

in Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique (1985), 140(10), 362-367

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See detailChanges in the basal membrane in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Hunt, J.; Lapière, C. M. et al

in Bulletin et Mémoires de l'Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique (1985), 140(4-5), 208-21

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See detailInteractions of human breast adenocarcinoma with the extracellular matrix - a new concept to study cancer invasion.
Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Verly, M.; Castronovo, Vincenzo ULg et al

in Evaluation du Risque de Cancer Mammaire. Chimiothérapie Première ? (1985)

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See detailBilan minimum d'orientation dans le diagnostic immunologique
Malaise, Michel ULg; Mahieu, P.

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1985), 40(8), 288-301

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See detailComplement activation during hemodialysis
Malaise, Michel ULg; Lust, Catherine ULg; Foidart, J. B. et al

in New England Journal of Medicine [=NEJM] (1985), 312(8), 514-515

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See detailAnti-laminin antibodies in Sprague-Dawley and brown Norway rats chronically exposed to cadmium.
Bernard, A.; Lauwerys, R.; Gengoux, P. et al

in Toxicology (1984), 31(3-4), 307-13

Sprague-Dawley and Brown-Norway female rats were chronically exposed to cadmium. The metal was administered either in drinking water at a concentration of 20 or 100 ppm for 13 months or intraperitoneally ... [more ▼]

Sprague-Dawley and Brown-Norway female rats were chronically exposed to cadmium. The metal was administered either in drinking water at a concentration of 20 or 100 ppm for 13 months or intraperitoneally (i.p.) at the dose of 1 mg/kg, 5 times a week for 4 months. Anti-laminin and anti-type IV procollagen antibodies (laminin and type IV procollagen are components of the glomerular basement membranes) were sequentially assessed by radioimmunoassay in serial serum samples. Anti-type IV procollagen antibodies were never detectable whereas anti-laminin antibodies were transiently found in the serum of Sprague-Dawley rats only. In the i.p. group, the antibodies were detected between week 4 and 8, whereas in the oral treatment group, they were detected between month 6 and 8. At the same time, the concentration of cadmium in kidney cortex averaged about 100 ppm in the 20 ppm cadmium group and about 200 ppm in the 2 other treatment groups. The pathogenic significance of these antibodies in chronic cadmium intoxication of Sprague-Dawley rats remains to be assessed since their occurrence was not associated with concomitant immunoglobulin deposits in the kidneys. [less ▲]

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See detailLocalization by immunofluorescent microscopy of several collagen types and of a basement membrane proteoglycan in rat glomerular epithelial and mesangial cell cultures.
Foidart, J. B.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg; Hassell, J. et al

in Renal Physiology (1983), 6(4), 163-70

Confluent cultures of rat glomerular epithelial and mesangial cells were studied by immunofluorescent microscopy, using affinity-purified antibodies directed against collagen of type I-V or an antiserum ... [more ▼]

Confluent cultures of rat glomerular epithelial and mesangial cells were studied by immunofluorescent microscopy, using affinity-purified antibodies directed against collagen of type I-V or an antiserum directed against a basement membrane (BM) proteoglycan. The epithelial cells were stained by antibodies directed against type I, IV and V collagen, whereas the mesangial cells were stained by all the antibodies directed against the different collagenous antigens tested. Therefore, only mesangial cells contained antigenic determinants of type III collagen. On the contrary, both cell types possessed BM proteoglycan antigens. The data suggest that rat glomerular epithelial and mesangial cells may be implicated in the biosynthesis of different components of normal (and pathological) glomerular BM. [less ▲]

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See detailAnti-laminin antibodies in workers exposed to mercury vapour.
Lauwerys, R.; Bernard, A.; Roels, H. et al

in Toxicology Letters (1983), 17(1-2), 113-6

In 62 male workers exposed to mercury vapour for 5.5 years on average, the results of several renal parameters were not significantly different from those found in a well-matched control group (n = 60 ... [more ▼]

In 62 male workers exposed to mercury vapour for 5.5 years on average, the results of several renal parameters were not significantly different from those found in a well-matched control group (n = 60). Circulating anti-laminin antibodies were found, however, in 8 workers exposed to mercury vapour but in none of the control workers. These results suggest that occupational exposure to mercury vapour may lead to immune dysfunction in a certain percentage of the exposed population. Whether such a finding is predictive of the occurrence of an immune glomerulonephritis remains to be evaluated. [less ▲]

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See detailStudies on the glomerular filtration barrier and on the urinary excretion of basement membrane glycoproteins during the accelerated model of nephrotoxic serum nephritis.
Davin, J. C.; Davies, M.; Foidart, Jean-Michel ULg et al

in Proceedings of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association. European Dialysis and Transplant Association (1983), 20

A proliferative glomerulonephritis was induced in rats preimmunised with rabbit IgG by injecting a sub-nephrotoxic dose of rabbit anti-rat GBM IgG. All the rats developed a severe proteinuria within 2-5 ... [more ▼]

A proliferative glomerulonephritis was induced in rats preimmunised with rabbit IgG by injecting a sub-nephrotoxic dose of rabbit anti-rat GBM IgG. All the rats developed a severe proteinuria within 2-5 days after the injection of anti-GBM IgG. At the same time, many mononuclear phagocytes infiltrated the glomeruli, the colloidal iron staining of the glomerular filtration barrier was altered, and the urinary excretion of laminin and of neutral proteinase strongly increased. However, the pattern and intensity of staining of different collagenous and non-collagenous BM glycoproteins were not modified, as shown by indirect immunofluorescence microscopy. The existence of a direct significant correlation between the proteinuria and the laminin urinary excretion, and between the latter and the urinary neutral proteinase activity suggests that lysosomal proteinase of mononuclear phagocytes may be involved in the damage of the GBM during the course of this experimental glomerulonephritis. [less ▲]

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See detailIntérêt thérapeutique des techniques de plasmaphérèse
Hoyoux, P.; Malaise, Michel ULg; Kinet, J. P. et al

in Revue Médicale de Liège (1982), 37(8), 303-312

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See detailMercuric chloride induced autoimmune disease in Brown-Norway rats: sequential search for anti-basement membrane antibodies and circulating immune complexes.
Bellon, B.; Capron, M.; Druet, E. et al

in European Journal of Clinical Investigation (1982), 12(2), 127-33

Mercuric chloride induces in the Brown-Norway rat a biphasic autoimmune disease characterized initially by linear IgG deposits along the glomerular basement membrane followed later by granular IgG ... [more ▼]

Mercuric chloride induces in the Brown-Norway rat a biphasic autoimmune disease characterized initially by linear IgG deposits along the glomerular basement membrane followed later by granular IgG deposition. In the present study, anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies and immune complex-like material were sequentially assessed in serial serum samples. Both were transiently found at the same period. Glomerular linear IgG deposits were present on day 11 but circulating anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies were only found later on day 16. Circulating immune complexes were first detectable on day 8 before the earliest granular IgG deposits were first observed in the spleen vessels on day 16. The disappearance of circulating anti-glomerular basement membrane antibodies and of circulating immune complexes, although HgCl2 injections were pursued, is in agreement with the self-limited character of mercuric chloride induced autoimmune disease and suggests the induction of immunosuppressive mechanisms. [less ▲]

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