Pemphigus vulgaris antigen is a desmosomal desmoglein

S. Karpati, Masayuki Amagai, R. Prussick, J. R. Stanley

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Abstract

Because pemphigus vulgaris antigen (PVA) is homologous to desmogleins which are in desmosomes, we asked whether PVA is also localized to desmosomes. Immunogold electron microscopy was used to localize binding of PV antibodies. Rabbit antibodies raised against fusion proteins containing the extracellular portion of PVA bound to desmosomes of cultured keratinocytes. PV patient serum affinity-purified on one of these fusion proteins and injected into neonatal mice localized to separating desmosomes. These results show that PVA belongs to the desmoglein subfamily of cadherins according to sequence, localization and, presumably, function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-26
Number of pages3
JournalDermatology
Volume189
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Desmogleins
Desmosomes
Pemphigus
Antigens
Antibodies
Cadherins
Keratinocytes
Electron Microscopy
Proteins
Rabbits
Serum

Keywords

  • Cadherins
  • Desmoglein
  • Desmosomes
  • Pemphigus vulgaris antigen

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  • Dermatology

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Karpati, S., Amagai, M., Prussick, R., & Stanley, J. R. (1994). Pemphigus vulgaris antigen is a desmosomal desmoglein. Dermatology, 189(SUPPL. 1), 24-26.

Pemphigus vulgaris antigen is a desmosomal desmoglein. / Karpati, S.; Amagai, Masayuki; Prussick, R.; Stanley, J. R.

In: Dermatology, Vol. 189, No. SUPPL. 1, 1994, p. 24-26.

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Karpati, S, Amagai, M, Prussick, R & Stanley, JR 1994, 'Pemphigus vulgaris antigen is a desmosomal desmoglein', Dermatology, vol. 189, no. SUPPL. 1, pp. 24-26.
Karpati S, Amagai M, Prussick R, Stanley JR. Pemphigus vulgaris antigen is a desmosomal desmoglein. Dermatology. 1994;189(SUPPL. 1):24-26.
Karpati, S. ; Amagai, Masayuki ; Prussick, R. ; Stanley, J. R. / Pemphigus vulgaris antigen is a desmosomal desmoglein. In: Dermatology. 1994 ; Vol. 189, No. SUPPL. 1. pp. 24-26.
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