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HLA class II expression in normal and inflamed conjunctiva.
Reg Immunol. 1990-1991; 3(4):177-85.RI

Abstract

Conjunctival biopsy specimens from 8 OCP (ocular cicatricial pemphaigoid), 6 AKC (Atopic keratoconjunctivitis) patients, and 10 normal individuals were studied for the expression of HLA class II molecules. Immunohistochemical studies were performed using monoclonal antibodies specific for HLA DR, DP, and DQ molecules. Strong, diffuse staining in conjunctival epithelium was observed for HLA DR in the specimens of OCP and AKC patients with heavy staining in the superficial and basal epithelial layers, not observed with normal specimen. About 30% of the samples from OCP and AKC patients showed a similar pattern of the diffuse staining in the superficial epithelial cell layers for HLA DP with less intensity than for HLA DR, while the 50% of the samples had shown greater HLA DP positivity in the basal epithelial cell layers. Positive epithelial cells and positive inflammatory cells were also observed in these samples while normal epithelium had few HLA DP positive cells. The HLA DQ staining pattern was similar to that observed for the HLA DP. There were significant increases over normals in the numbers of HLA-DR positive cells within the substantia propria of OCP and AKC specimens with the majority of the positive cells located subepithelially and around vessels. Increased numbers of HLA DP and HLA DQ positive cells were seen in the substantia propria of CP and AKC specimens with the staining pattern similar to the HLA DR while normal specimens had little staining in this region. Vessel endothelial cell staining was observed for HLA DR, DP and DQ with different degrees of the staining in these three groups.(

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Harvard Medical School, Department of Opthalmology, Boston, MA 02114.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

2129602

Citation

Lee, S J., et al. "HLA Class II Expression in Normal and Inflamed Conjunctiva." Regional Immunology, vol. 3, no. 4, 1991, pp. 177-85.
Lee SJ, Rice BA, Foster CS. HLA class II expression in normal and inflamed conjunctiva. Reg Immunol. 1991;3(4):177-85.
Lee, S. J., Rice, B. A., & Foster, C. S. (1991). HLA class II expression in normal and inflamed conjunctiva. Regional Immunology, 3(4), 177-85.
Lee SJ, Rice BA, Foster CS. HLA Class II Expression in Normal and Inflamed Conjunctiva. Reg Immunol. 1990-1991;3(4):177-85. PubMed PMID: 2129602.
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TY - JOUR T1 - HLA class II expression in normal and inflamed conjunctiva. AU - Lee,S J, AU - Rice,B A, AU - Foster,C S, PY - 1990/1/1/pubmed PY - 1990/1/1/medline PY - 1990/1/1/entrez SP - 177 EP - 85 JF - Regional immunology JO - Reg Immunol VL - 3 IS - 4 N2 - Conjunctival biopsy specimens from 8 OCP (ocular cicatricial pemphaigoid), 6 AKC (Atopic keratoconjunctivitis) patients, and 10 normal individuals were studied for the expression of HLA class II molecules. Immunohistochemical studies were performed using monoclonal antibodies specific for HLA DR, DP, and DQ molecules. Strong, diffuse staining in conjunctival epithelium was observed for HLA DR in the specimens of OCP and AKC patients with heavy staining in the superficial and basal epithelial layers, not observed with normal specimen. About 30% of the samples from OCP and AKC patients showed a similar pattern of the diffuse staining in the superficial epithelial cell layers for HLA DP with less intensity than for HLA DR, while the 50% of the samples had shown greater HLA DP positivity in the basal epithelial cell layers. Positive epithelial cells and positive inflammatory cells were also observed in these samples while normal epithelium had few HLA DP positive cells. The HLA DQ staining pattern was similar to that observed for the HLA DP. There were significant increases over normals in the numbers of HLA-DR positive cells within the substantia propria of OCP and AKC specimens with the majority of the positive cells located subepithelially and around vessels. Increased numbers of HLA DP and HLA DQ positive cells were seen in the substantia propria of CP and AKC specimens with the staining pattern similar to the HLA DR while normal specimens had little staining in this region. Vessel endothelial cell staining was observed for HLA DR, DP and DQ with different degrees of the staining in these three groups.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS) SN - 0896-0623 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/2129602/HLA_class_II_expression_in_normal_and_inflamed_conjunctiva_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/pinkeye.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -