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Ellipsometric studies on deposition of complement from human serum to IgG and IgA immobilized on hydrophobic silicon
Author(s): Pentti Tengvall; Agneta Askendal; Ingemar Lundstroem
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Paper Abstract

Human immunoglobulin G (IgG) and colostrum immunoglobulin A (IgA) were absorbed to hydrophobic silicon and the deposition of complement (C) was studied by ellipsometry- antibody techniques after incubation at 37 degree(s)C in human serum for up to 1 hour. In parallel experiments soluble iC3b, C4d and Bb were detected by ELISA-techniques. IgG coated surfaces rapidly activated the classical pathway and caused deposition of anti-C3c, antiproperdin, and during short serum incubation times also of anti-C1q and anti-IgG. The IgA-coated surfaces activated the alternative pathway and displayed a lag phase in the complement protein deposition. Anti-IgG, Clq, -C4, -factor H and -factor B were not deposited into IgA-surfaces at any time. Ellipsometry and antibody techniques offer a convenient and rapid means to display activation of the complement system by solid light-reflecting surfaces and facilitate a time-resolved determination of the activation pathway(s).

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Date Published: 15 January 1999
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3570, Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems, (15 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.336919
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Pentti Tengvall, Linkoeping Univ. (Sweden)
Agneta Askendal, Linkoeping Univ. (Sweden)
Ingemar Lundstroem, Linkoeping Univ. (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3570:
Biomedical Sensors, Fibers, and Optical Delivery Systems
Francesco Baldini; Nathan I. Croitoru; Martin Frenz; Ingemar Lundstroem; Mitsunobu Miyagi; Riccardo Pratesi; Otto S. Wolfbeis, Editor(s)

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