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IL-24 is a common and specific autoantigen of IgE in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria. J

Filename 325. Schmetzer et al., IL-24, JACI2018.pdf
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Tags autoallergen, autoallergy, autoantibody, chronic spontaneous urticaria, IgE, IL-24, protein microarray, type I hypersensitivity, Urticaria Activity Score, wheal and flare
Authors Schmetzer, O., Lakin, E., Topal, F. A., Preusse, P., Freier, D., Church, M. K., and Maurer, M.
Citation Schmetzer, O., Lakin, E., Topal, F. A., Preusse, P., Freier, D., Church, M. K., and Maurer, M.: IL-24 is a common and specific autoantigen of IgE in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2018: 142; 876-882.
Corresponding authors Schmetzer, O.
DocNum O.325
DocType PDF
Edition; Page 142; 876-882
IF 14.11
Publisher J. Allergy Clin. Immunol.
ReleaseDate 2018

Background: The efficacy of omalizumab (anti-IgE) and increased IgE levels in patients with chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) suggest autoallergic mechanisms.
Objective: We sought to identify autoallergic targets of IgE in patients with CSU.

Methods: Serum samples of patients with CSU together with those of patients with idiopathic anaphylaxis and healthy control subjects (7 of each) were screened for IgE autoantibodies by using an array of more than 9000 proteins. Sera of 1062 patients with CSU and 482 healthy control subjects were used in an IgE-anti–IL-24–specific ELISA to investigate the association of IgE-anti-IL-24 and CSU.

Results: By using array analyses, more than 200 IgE autoantigens were found in patients with CSU that were not found in control subjects. Of the 31 IgE autoantigens detected in more than 70% of patients, 8 were soluble or membrane bound and expressed in the skin. Of these, only IgE autoantibodies to IL-24 were found in all patients with CSU. In vitro studies showed IL-24 to release histamine from human mast cells sensitized with purified IgE of patients with CSU but not control subjects. By using ELISA, mean 6 SD levels of IgE-anti–IL-24 were 0.52 6 0.24 IU/mL in patients with CSU and 0.27 6 0.08 IU/mL in control subjects, with 80% of patients with CSU but only 20% of control subjects having levels greater than 0.33 IU/ mL (P < .0001). IgE-anti–IL-24 showed acceptable predictive properties for CSU, with a likelihood ratio of 3.9. Clinically, IgE-anti–IL-24 levels showed an association with disease activity, as assessed by the urticaria activity score and with reduced basophil counts.

Conclusion: Our findings show that patients with CSU frequently exhibit IgE autoantibodies against many autoantigens and that IL-24 is a common, specific, and functional autoantigen of IgE antibodies in patients with CSU. (J Allergy Clin Immunol 2018;142:876-82.)

(Last update: 08.2021)

Number of publications (original work and reviews) in peer-reviewed journals: 636
Number of original publications in peer-reviewed journals: 462
Number of reviews in peer-reviewed journals: 174
Cumulative IF of publications (original work & reviews) in peer-reviewed journals: 3834,12
Cumulative IF for original publications in peer-reviewed journals: 3043,14
Cumulative IF for reviews in peer-reviewed journals: 790,98
Citations, Hirsch index: (view on Web of Science) 26429