BRADFORD, Claire M., RAMOS, Inês, CROSS, Alison K., HADDOCK, Gail, MCQUAID, Stephen, NICHOLAS, Anthony P. and WOODROOFE, M. Nicola (2014). Localisation of citrullinated proteins in normal appearing white matter and lesions in the central nervous system in multiple sclerosis. Journal of Neuroimmunology, 273 (1-2), 85-95.
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory neurodegenerative disease, considered to be autoimmune in origin. Post-translational modification of central nervous system proteins, including glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) and myelin basic protein (MBP), through citrullination of arginine residues, may lead to exposure of neoepitopes, triggering autoimmunity. Here we investigated the expression of citrullinated proteins in active MS lesions, MS normal appearing white matter and control brain white matter. We demonstrate increased citrullinated GFAP and MBP by immunohistochemistry and western blotting in areas of ongoing demyelination, suggesting a pivotal role for deimination of GFAP and MBP in MS pathogenesis MS.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre|
|Depositing User:||Louise Vickers|
|Date Deposited:||31 Oct 2014 15:04|
|Last Modified:||22 Aug 2015 20:54|
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