Navigation Links
Your Autoantibody 'Profile' Might Someday Help Spot Illness
Date:4/18/2013

THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Human blood contains thousands of autoantibodies that could serve as signals for certain diseases, according to a new study.

Researchers found that every person has a unique autoantibody profile, which remains consistent over time.

People with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis and breast cancer all had much lower numbers of autoantibodies than their peers, the study showed.

"This research supports our proposal that autoantibody profiles will be useful as diagnostic biomarkers for a wide variety of diseases," study corresponding author Robert Nagele, director of the Biomarker Discovery Center at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine, said in a university news release.

Autoantibodies are proteins released by the immune system that attack parts of the body rather than targeting foreign "invaders."

In conducting the new study, the researchers examined the immune-response profiling of 166 people. Among the participants were groups of patients with different medical conditions.

Participants' autoantibody profiles were affected by their age, gender and disease. Autoantibodies appeared to bind to antigens -- substances within organs and tissues throughout the body -- in response to injury and disease, and help rid the cells of waste.

As people age, the number of detectable autoantibodies increases, the investigators found. And women have significantly more autoantibodies than men. This could be associated with higher rates of autoimmune disease among women, the researchers suggested.

"Given the evidence supporting an abundance of autoantibodies, it is probable that there are even more naturally occurring autoantibodies than we were able to detect here," Nagele concluded. "The complex profile of autoantibodies suggests that they carry out an essential function, and the clearance of debris generated by the body on a day-to-day basis is a reasonable bet."

The study was published April 2 in PLoS ONE.

More information

Visit the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to learn more about the immune system.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, news release, April 9, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. CodingCertification.Org in the Top 5 Percent in LinkedIn Most Viewed Profiles in 2012
2. Dr. Rhys Branman Announces Availability of Mentor Ultra High Profile Implants
3. Miami Injury Attorneys Reacts to Toyota's Decision to Settle High-Profile Sudden Acceleration Case
4. Mindfulness therapy might help veterans with combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder
5. Some types of papilloma virus might prevent cervical cancer
6. Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Childs Cancer Risk: Study
7. Lifestyle Might Curb Loss of Height That Comes With Age
8. Tonsillectomy Might Be Worth It for Some Adults
9. Blood Test Might Spot Pancreatic Cancer Early, Study Finds
10. More Dietary Fiber Might Help Thwart Stroke: Study
11. Breath Test Might Predict Obesity Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Your Autoantibody 'Profile' Might Someday Help Spot Illness
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... Award-winning medical group Allied ... as new board chair for Orange County health care system CalOptima Friday. CalOptima ... soon-to-be former chair Mark Refowitz’s term, which runs through June 30 of this ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... MA (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 , ... ... for direct measurement of corrosive ions found in power plant water and steam. ... components such as turbines and boilers, leading to extensive maintenance and unplanned shutdowns. ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... 2017 , ... A minimally invasive porcelain veneer is increasing ... Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) is informing dentists about the benefits of minimally ... dental laboratories and technicians that create these veneers. , According to National ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... The Lice Treatment Center® ... March 13-16, was a busy spot this year. Liz Solovay and Adrian Picheny, ... preventing outbreaks among camp communities during the upcoming 2017 camping season. “Lice infestations ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... , ... Thank you to all who attended Capio Partners Winter 2017 Healthcare ... exclusive to providers and offered an opportunity to collaborate and network with healthcare colleagues ... Hyatt where attendees gathered for a lively discussion on trends and issues that healthcare ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... FinancialBuzz.com News Commentary  ... Based on New Frontier Data,s sales forecasts in 2017, ... will generate $655 million in taxes on retail sales. Out of ... as Washington State,s 37% cannabis retail tax ... taxes that are applied on all retail sales. By 2020, tax ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... /PRNewswire/ - INVICTUS MD STRATEGIES CORP. ("Invictus MD" or ... is pleased to announce it has received conditional approval ... TSX Venture Exchange.  Receiving the conditional ... significant achievements for Invictus-MD. Some of which include: ... Laboratories Inc. ("AB Labs"), a Licensed Producer under the ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  BERG, a ... data-driven, biological research approach, today announced that ... the discovery of new data using a ... brown fat metabolism. Joslin Diabetes Center led ... Biology® platform for analysis of samples.  The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: