Autoantigen glycoprotein 70 expression is regulated by a single locus, which acts as a checkpoint for pathogenic anti-glycoprotein 70 autoantibody production and hence for the corresponding development of severe nephritis, in lupus-prone PXSB mice.

ME Haywood, TJ Vyse, A McDermott, EM Thompson, A Ida, MJ Walport, S Izui, Bernard J Morley

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Retroviral envelope glycoprotein gp70 is present in the sera of immunologically normal and autoimmune-prone strains of mice. However, only lupus-prone mice spontaneously develop gp70-anti-gp70 immune complexes (gp70IC), and these have been implicated in the development of nephritis. We investigated the genetic factors that affect the production of both free serum gp70 and gp70IC in the lupus-prone BXSB mouse strain by analyzing (BXSB x (C57BL/10 x BXSB)F(1))- and (C57BL/10 x (C57BL/10 x BXSB)F(1))-backcrossed male mice. Production of gp70 mapped to a single major locus located on chromosome 13 (Bxs6) with a maximum log likelihood of the odds of 36.7 (p = 1.6 x 10(-38)). The level of gp70IC was highly dependent on Bxs6-related gp70 production, and high titer autoantibody production only occurred when serum gp70 levels were greater than a threshold value of approximately 4.0 microg/ml. The subdivision of the (BXSB x (C57BL/10 x BXSB)F(1))-backcrossed mice into those homozygous or heterozygous for Bxs6 enabled a remarkable association to be observed between high levels of gp70IC and severe nephritis in the Bxs6 homozygote population. A further mapping study in these two subgroups identified a previously unrecognized interval associated with the production of autoantibodies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1728-1733
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Immunology
Volume167
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2001

Fingerprint

Lupus Nephritis
Autoantigens
Autoantibodies
Glycoproteins
Antigen-Antibody Complex
Nephritis
Serum
Chromosomes, Human, Pair 13
Homozygote
Population

Cite this

@article{7418232145b846a6a22e52a3eae918c6,
title = "Autoantigen glycoprotein 70 expression is regulated by a single locus, which acts as a checkpoint for pathogenic anti-glycoprotein 70 autoantibody production and hence for the corresponding development of severe nephritis, in lupus-prone PXSB mice.",
abstract = "Retroviral envelope glycoprotein gp70 is present in the sera of immunologically normal and autoimmune-prone strains of mice. However, only lupus-prone mice spontaneously develop gp70-anti-gp70 immune complexes (gp70IC), and these have been implicated in the development of nephritis. We investigated the genetic factors that affect the production of both free serum gp70 and gp70IC in the lupus-prone BXSB mouse strain by analyzing (BXSB x (C57BL/10 x BXSB)F(1))- and (C57BL/10 x (C57BL/10 x BXSB)F(1))-backcrossed male mice. Production of gp70 mapped to a single major locus located on chromosome 13 (Bxs6) with a maximum log likelihood of the odds of 36.7 (p = 1.6 x 10(-38)). The level of gp70IC was highly dependent on Bxs6-related gp70 production, and high titer autoantibody production only occurred when serum gp70 levels were greater than a threshold value of approximately 4.0 microg/ml. The subdivision of the (BXSB x (C57BL/10 x BXSB)F(1))-backcrossed mice into those homozygous or heterozygous for Bxs6 enabled a remarkable association to be observed between high levels of gp70IC and severe nephritis in the Bxs6 homozygote population. A further mapping study in these two subgroups identified a previously unrecognized interval associated with the production of autoantibodies.",
author = "ME Haywood and TJ Vyse and A McDermott and EM Thompson and A Ida and MJ Walport and S Izui and Morley, {Bernard J}",
year = "2001",
month = "8",
language = "English",
volume = "167",
pages = "1728--1733",
journal = "The Journal of Immunology",
issn = "0022-1767",
publisher = "American Association of Immunologists",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Autoantigen glycoprotein 70 expression is regulated by a single locus, which acts as a checkpoint for pathogenic anti-glycoprotein 70 autoantibody production and hence for the corresponding development of severe nephritis, in lupus-prone PXSB mice.

AU - Haywood, ME

AU - Vyse, TJ

AU - McDermott, A

AU - Thompson, EM

AU - Ida, A

AU - Walport, MJ

AU - Izui, S

AU - Morley, Bernard J

PY - 2001/8

Y1 - 2001/8

N2 - Retroviral envelope glycoprotein gp70 is present in the sera of immunologically normal and autoimmune-prone strains of mice. However, only lupus-prone mice spontaneously develop gp70-anti-gp70 immune complexes (gp70IC), and these have been implicated in the development of nephritis. We investigated the genetic factors that affect the production of both free serum gp70 and gp70IC in the lupus-prone BXSB mouse strain by analyzing (BXSB x (C57BL/10 x BXSB)F(1))- and (C57BL/10 x (C57BL/10 x BXSB)F(1))-backcrossed male mice. Production of gp70 mapped to a single major locus located on chromosome 13 (Bxs6) with a maximum log likelihood of the odds of 36.7 (p = 1.6 x 10(-38)). The level of gp70IC was highly dependent on Bxs6-related gp70 production, and high titer autoantibody production only occurred when serum gp70 levels were greater than a threshold value of approximately 4.0 microg/ml. The subdivision of the (BXSB x (C57BL/10 x BXSB)F(1))-backcrossed mice into those homozygous or heterozygous for Bxs6 enabled a remarkable association to be observed between high levels of gp70IC and severe nephritis in the Bxs6 homozygote population. A further mapping study in these two subgroups identified a previously unrecognized interval associated with the production of autoantibodies.

AB - Retroviral envelope glycoprotein gp70 is present in the sera of immunologically normal and autoimmune-prone strains of mice. However, only lupus-prone mice spontaneously develop gp70-anti-gp70 immune complexes (gp70IC), and these have been implicated in the development of nephritis. We investigated the genetic factors that affect the production of both free serum gp70 and gp70IC in the lupus-prone BXSB mouse strain by analyzing (BXSB x (C57BL/10 x BXSB)F(1))- and (C57BL/10 x (C57BL/10 x BXSB)F(1))-backcrossed male mice. Production of gp70 mapped to a single major locus located on chromosome 13 (Bxs6) with a maximum log likelihood of the odds of 36.7 (p = 1.6 x 10(-38)). The level of gp70IC was highly dependent on Bxs6-related gp70 production, and high titer autoantibody production only occurred when serum gp70 levels were greater than a threshold value of approximately 4.0 microg/ml. The subdivision of the (BXSB x (C57BL/10 x BXSB)F(1))-backcrossed mice into those homozygous or heterozygous for Bxs6 enabled a remarkable association to be observed between high levels of gp70IC and severe nephritis in the Bxs6 homozygote population. A further mapping study in these two subgroups identified a previously unrecognized interval associated with the production of autoantibodies.

M3 - Article

VL - 167

SP - 1728

EP - 1733

JO - The Journal of Immunology

JF - The Journal of Immunology

SN - 0022-1767

ER -