alexa Altered expression of Fcgamma and complement receptors on B cells in systemic lupus erythematosus.
Genetics & Molecular Biology

Genetics & Molecular Biology

Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

Author(s): Gergely P Jr, Isak A, Szekeres Z, Prechl J, Erdei A,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by B cell hyper-reactivity, autoantibody production, immune complex (IC) deposition, and multiple organ damage. The contribution of IC and B cell-mediated changes in the pathogenesis of SLE is well established, however, the exact role of IC-binding receptors expressed on B cells, Fcgamma receptors, and complement receptors CR1 and CR2 in these pathological processes is unclear. Development of lupus-like symptoms in mice defective for the inhibitory Fc-gammaRIIb and genetic association of certain FcgammaR genes with SLE demonstrate a significant role for these receptors but reports indicating alterations of Fcgamma or complement receptor-mediated B cell functions in human SLE are relatively few. The present review highlights a selected set of data including our own discussing the significance of animal models, genetics, and functional alterations of these IC-binding receptors in the etiopathogenesis of SLE.
This article was published in Ann N Y Acad Sci and referenced in Journal of Molecular Biomarkers & Diagnosis

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

  • 9th International Conference and Expo on Molecular & Cancer Biomarkers
    August 23-24, 2017 Birmingham, UK
  • 2nd International Conference on Medical Imaging and Diagnosis
    London, UK
  • 22nd International Conference on Cancer Drugs and Therapeutics
    Paris, France
  • International Conference on Oncology Nursing and Cancer Care
    Singapore City, Singapore
  • World Summit on Cell Signalling and Cancer Therapy
    Toronto, Canada
  • International Conference on Radiology and Imaging
    New York, USA

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords