Medline ® Abstract for Reference 43
of 'Musculoskeletal manifestations of amyloidosis'
Characterization of the amyloid fibril from primary localized cutaneous nodular amyloidosis associated with Sjögren's syndrome.
Inazumi T, Hakuno M, Yamada H, Tanaka M, Naka W, Tajima S, Harada T, Nishikawa T
BACKGROUND: Primary localized cutaneous nodular amyloidosis (PLCNA) is a rare disease, and its pathogenesis of amyloid deposition is still unknown.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to know the origin of amyloid in PLCNA.
METHODS: Water-soluble amyloid fibrils were isolated from the skin and resolved on SDS-PAGE, then subjected to immunoblot analysis.
RESULTS: The major amyloid fibril protein was a 29-kD peptide which reacted with both anti-lambda- and anti-kappa-light-chain antibodies.
CONCLUSION: Amyloids in this particular case of PLCNA are derived from the polyclonal immunoglobulin light chain and some cases of PLCNA could be reactive diseases rather than neoplastic ones.
Department of Dermatology, Urawa Municipal Hospital, Japan.