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Proteomics. 2003 Nov;3(11):2077-84.

Protein arrays for autoantibody profiling and fine-specificity mapping.

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Division of Immunology and Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA. wrobins@stanford.edu

Abstract

Protein arrays provide a powerful approach to study autoimmune disease. Autoimmune responses activate B cells to produce autoantibodies that recognize self-molecules termed autoantigens, many of which are proteins or protein complexes. Protein arrays enable profiling of the specificity of autoantibody responses against panels of peptides and proteins representing known autoantigens as well as candidate autoantigens. In addition to identifying autoantigens and mapping immunodominant epitopes, proteomic analysis of autoantibody responses will further enable diagnosis, prognosis, and tailoring of antigen-specific tolerizing therapy.

PMID:
14595805
DOI:
10.1002/pmic.200300583
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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