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|Title:||Serum titers of autoantibodies against α-synuclein and tau in child- and adulthood|
Schindler, Theresa I.
Maier, Rolf F.
|Title:||Journal of Neuroimmunology|
|Year of Publication:||2017|
|DDC notations:||610 Medicine and health|
|Publikation type:||Journal Article|
|Abstract:||Autoreactive antibodies against the proteins alpha-synuclein (α-syn) and tau are detectable in body fluids of both healthy and diseased elderly people. However, nothing is known about their presence or titers in children. To close this gap and to characterize their temporary expression levels, we used ELISA techniques to investigate the serum titers of α-syn and tau reactive autoantibodies in 37 and 32 adults and 37 and 31 children, respectively. Most serum samples from the children exhibited both antibody types and interestingly, the levels were similar to those observed in the adult serum samples. Furthermore, sex-specific analysis revealed significantly increased α-syn reactive autoantibody titers in female children. The presence of α-syn and tau reactive autoantibodies in early childhood indicates that both immunoglobulins belong to the pool of naturally occurring autoantibodies (nAbs), as their antigen-independent synthesis from birth is a crucial characteristic. Due to their general participation in the maintenance of the physiological homeostasis, we hypothesize that both investigated nAbs are involved in the metabolic regulation of their specific antigen. Therefore, they may be a part of a mechanism that already exists in the innate immunological repertoire to provide protection from pathologies caused by dysregulated α-syn and tau metabolisms.|
|DOI of the first publication:||10.1016/j.jneuroim.2017.12.003|
|URL of the first publication:||https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneuroim.2017.12.003|
|Link to this record:||urn:nbn:de:bsz:291--ds-411219|
|Date of registration:||20-Nov-2023|
|Description of the related object:||Supplementary data|
|Faculty:||M - Medizinische Fakultät|
|Department:||M - Pädiatrie|
|Professorship:||M - Prof. Dr. Michael Zemlin|
|Collections:||SciDok - Der Wissenschaftsserver der Universität des Saarlandes|
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