A Comparison of Immunoglobulin G-Containing High-Molecular-Weight Complexes Isolated from Children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis and Congenital Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection

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ABSTRACT

Circulating immune complexes have been described in both juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and in AIDS. We isolated high-molecular-weight complexes from plasma of children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and congenital human immunodeficiency virus infection by sequential gel filtration followed by affinity chromatography on protein A-Sepharose. We demonstrate that 1) mixed IgG-, IgM-, and IgA-bearing immune complexes can be found in both juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and congenital human immunodeficiency virus infection and 2) complexes isolated via affinity chromatography on protein A-Sepharose do not have detectable C4 but activate the classic complement pathway in vitro.

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