Lack of temporal association of iridocyclitis with IgG reactivities to core histones and nucleosome subparticles in pauciarticular juvenile chronic arthritis

M. Massa, F. De Bendetti, P. Pignatti, S. Albani, M. Monestier, A. Martini

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Abstract

This study aimed to measure IgG reactivities to DNA-free nucleosome subparticles (H2AH2B, H3H4) and nucleosome subparticles (H2AH2B-DNA, H3H4-DNA) and to evaluate the temporal relation of these reactivities, as well as those to single core histones, with iridocyclitis (IC) in patients with antinuclear antibody positive (ANA+) pauciarticular juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA). Reactivities to nuclear substrates were determined by enzymatic immunoassays in 120 sera from 45 children with ANA+ pauciarticular JCA. Significantly elevated IgG levels to H3 and H4, to DNA-free nucleosome subparticles, and to the nucleosome subparticle H3H4-DNA were present in patients with ANA+ pauciarticular JCA; no evidence of recognition of conformational epitopes was found. In both horizontal and follow-up studies, no relation between the reactivities studied and the development, presence, or history of IC was found. Our results show the absence of a relation of antibodies to histone molecules or to nucleosome subparticles with IC in patients with ANA+ pauciarticular JCA.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)507-511
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Rheumatology
Volume34
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Antinuclear antibodies
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile chronic arthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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