Mayo Clinic Laboratory and pathology research roundup: May 9

The research roundup provides an overview of the past week’s research from Mayo Clinic Laboratories consultants, including featured abstracts and a complete list of published studies and reviews.

Proprotein Convertase Subtilisin/Kexin Type 6 (PCSK6) is a likely antigenic target in membranous nephropathy and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug use.

Drugs are an important secondary cause of membranous nephropathy (MN) with the most common drugs associated with MN being nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Since the target antigen in NSAID-associated MN is not known, we performed laser microdissection of glomeruli followed by mass spectrometry (MS/MS) in 250 cases of PLA2R-negative MN to identify novel antigenic targets. This was followed by immunohistochemistry to localize the target antigen along the glomerular basement membrane and western blot analyses of eluates of frozen biopsy tissue to detect binding of IgG to the novel antigenic target. 

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