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Serum paraproteins in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Sinclair, D., Dagg, J.H., Mowatt, A.M., Parrott, D.M., and Stott, D.I. (1984) Serum paraproteins in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. Journal of Clinical Pathology, 37 (4). pp. 463-466. ISSN 0021-9746

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Abstract

The presence of paraproteins in the sera of 10 patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) was investigated using immunoisoelectric focusing. Monoclonal immunoglobulins were found in nine of these 10 sera. Five sera contained a single monoclonal IgM paraprotein, one serum contained a single monoclonal IgG paraprotein, while three sera contained more than one monoclonal paraprotein--namely, IgM + IgD, IgM + IgG, and IgM + IgD + IgG. The results indicate that the malignant B cells of CLL may be at a later stage of differentiation than previously assumed and serum monoclonal immunoglobulin could be of value as a tumour marker.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Stott, Prof David
Authors: Sinclair, D., Dagg, J.H., Mowatt, A.M., Parrott, D.M., and Stott, D.I.
Subjects:Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Journal of Clinical Pathology
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group Ltd.
ISSN:0021-9746

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