Lack of autoantibody production associated with cytomegalovirus infection

Beth C. Marshall, Richard A. McPherson, Eric L Greidinger, Robert Hoffman, Stuart P. Adler

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Abstract

To confirm an association between cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and the presence of antibodies to Smith (Sm), to ribonucleoprotein (RNP), and to a component of the U1 ribonucleoproteins (U1-70 kD), we measured antibodies to these protein antigens using an enzyme immunoassay and an immunoblot. The antibodies were measured in the sera of 80 healthy subjects, one-half of whom were naturally CMV seropositive and one-half were CMV seronegative, and in eight subjects immunized with a live attenuated strain of CMV. None of the vaccinees developed antibodies to Sm, to RNP, or to U1-70 kD at either 4 or 12 months after immunization. Additionally, there was no statistically significant association between levels of antibodies to Sm or to RNP and between sera obtained from vaccinees, natural CMV seropositive individuals, and CMV seronegative individuals. One CMV seropositive serum and one CMV seronegative serum tested positive for antibodies to U1-70 kD. These data indicate that neither wild-type infection nor the live-attenuated Towne vaccine frequently induce autoantibody production.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R6
JournalArthritis Research
Volume4
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Cytomegalovirus Infections
Cytomegalovirus
Autoantibodies
Ribonucleoproteins
Antibodies
Serum
Attenuated Vaccines
Immunoenzyme Techniques
Immunization
Healthy Volunteers
Antigens
Infection
Proteins

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Marshall, B. C., McPherson, R. A., Greidinger, E. L., Hoffman, R., & Adler, S. P. (2002). Lack of autoantibody production associated with cytomegalovirus infection. Arthritis Research, 4(5), R6.

Lack of autoantibody production associated with cytomegalovirus infection. / Marshall, Beth C.; McPherson, Richard A.; Greidinger, Eric L; Hoffman, Robert; Adler, Stuart P.

In: Arthritis Research, Vol. 4, No. 5, 2002, p. R6.

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Marshall, BC, McPherson, RA, Greidinger, EL, Hoffman, R & Adler, SP 2002, 'Lack of autoantibody production associated with cytomegalovirus infection', Arthritis Research, vol. 4, no. 5, pp. R6.
Marshall, Beth C. ; McPherson, Richard A. ; Greidinger, Eric L ; Hoffman, Robert ; Adler, Stuart P. / Lack of autoantibody production associated with cytomegalovirus infection. In: Arthritis Research. 2002 ; Vol. 4, No. 5. pp. R6.
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