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In vivo treatment of Heymann's Nephritis using a cytotoxic protein-toxin conjugate

Misquith, Sandra and Surolia, Avadhesha (1995) In vivo treatment of Heymann's Nephritis using a cytotoxic protein-toxin conjugate. In: FEBS Letters, 373 (2). pp. 151-154.

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In this study we investigated the possibility of treating Heymann's Nephritis (HN) by destroying antibody producing cells by targetting a toxin, gelonin - conjugated to gp330, the renal brush border antigen. HN was induced in rats by immunizing them with purified gp330. The gelonin-gp330 conjugate was administered 12 days after the antigenic challenge. Serum was screened for circulating antibodies. Proteinurea was estimated. The gp330-gelonin conjugate-treated animals had a circulating antibody titre in the serum much lower than that of diseased (untreated) animals. Proteinurea seen in diseased animals was not observed in treated animals. This work suggests the possibility of using a toxin-antigen conjugate for immunomodulating antibody mediated autoimmune renal disease.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Depositing User: Ms G Yashodha
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2010 08:07
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:53
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/25216

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