Restricted heterogeneity of antibody to gp120 and p24 in AIDS

L. M E Grimaldi, R. P. Roos, S. G. Devare, W. G. Robey, J. M. Casey, M. E. Gurney, B. R. Apatoff, A. Lazzarin

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Neurologic complications and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) abnormalities are common in AIDS. We found that a substantial number of AIDS patients with neurologic involvement had oligoclonal IgG bands in CSF and sera by IEF. Using an IEF-Ag overlay technique, anti-gp120 antibody activity was demonstrated more frequently than anti-p24 antibody activity. These antibody activities exhibited restricted heterogeneity of their IEF pattern, this restriction may contribute to the relatively low titers of neutralizing antibody found in AIDS sera. None of the CSF and serum oligoclonal bands showed anti-HIV antibody activity, suggesting that they are directed against opportunistic agents or result from immunodysregulation

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Immunology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology


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