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  1. Research

    Are classification criteria for vasculitis useful in clinical practice? Observations and lessons from Colombia

    Idiopathic systemic vasculitis represents a group of clinical entities having non-specific etiology with the common characteristic of acute or chronic inflammatory compromise of the small and large vessels wal...

    Paúl Alejandro Méndez Patarroyo, José Félix Restrepo, Samanda Adriana Rojas, Federico Rondón, Eric L Matteson and Antonio Iglesias-Gamarra

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2009 6:1

    Published on: 27 February 2009

  2. Research

    Autoantigenic nuclear proteins of a clinically atypical renal vasculitis

    Systemic vasculitides constitute a heterogeneous group of diseases of autoimmunological origin characterized by inflammation of blood vessels and antibodies that react against autoantigens in a process that ul...

    Julio Avila, Elisa Acosta, María-del-Valle Machargo, María-Francisca Arteaga, Eduardo Gallego, Haridian Cañete, José-Javier García-Pérez and Pablo Martín-Vasallo

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2008 5:3

    Published on: 14 July 2008

  3. Research

    Association of Epstein-Barr virus antibody titers with a human IL-10 promoter polymorphism in Japanese women

    Multiple sclerosis (MS) risk, over 10-fold higher in Western than in Asian countries, is associated with elevated IgG antibody titers against Epstein-Barr viral capcid antigen (anti-EBVCA IgG titers). Given th...

    Yutaka Yasui, Nobuyuki Hamajima, Tsuneya Nakamura, Noha Sharaf El-Din, Kazuo Tajima and John D Potter

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2008 5:2

    Published on: 4 March 2008

  4. Research

    The revised international autoimmune hepatitis score in chronic liver diseases including autoimmune hepatitis/overlap syndromes and autoimmune hepatitis with concurrent other liver disorders

    We conducted a study in order to determine the usefulness and diagnostic value of International Autoimmune Hepatitis Group (IAHG) score in non-autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) hepatic disorders as well as in AIH/ove...

    Panagiotis A Papamichalis, Kalliopi Zachou, George K Koukoulis, Aikaterini Veloni, Efthimia G Karacosta, Lampros Kypri, Ioannis Mamaloudis, Stella Gabeta, Eirini I Rigopoulou, Ansgar W Lohse and George N Dalekos

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2007 4:3

    Published on: 29 June 2007

  5. Research

    Autoimmune hepatitis-specific antibodies against soluble liver antigen and liver cytosol type 1 in patients with chronic viral hepatitis

    Non-organ specific autoantibodies are highly prevalent in patients with chronic hepatitis C (HCV). Among them, anti-liver kidney microsomal type 1 (LKM1) antibody – the serological marker of type 2 autoimmune ...

    Eirini I Rigopoulou, Maria Mytilinaiou, Ourania Romanidou, Christos Liaskos and George N Dalekos

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2007 4:2

    Published on: 4 February 2007

  6. Research

    Autoantibodies against the chromosomal passenger protein INCENP found in a patient with Graham Little-Piccardi-Lassueur syndrome

    Graham Little – Piccardi – Lassueur (GLPL) syndrome is a rare dermatosis characterized by scarring alopecia, loss of pubic and axillary hair, and progressive development of variously located follicular papules...

    Beatriz Rodríguez-Bayona, Sandrine Ruchaud, Carmen Rodríguez, Mario Linares, Antonio Astola, Manuela Ortiz, William C Earnshaw and Manuel M Valdivia

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2007 4:1

    Published on: 12 January 2007

  7. Research

    Decreased levels of metalloproteinase-9 and angiogenic factors in skin lesions of patients with psoriatic arthritis after therapy with anti-TNF-α

    Inflammation represents an early and key event in the development of both the cutaneous psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Compelling evidences indicate that the production of TNF-α plays a central role in pso...

    Paola Cordiali-Fei, Elisabetta Trento, Giovanna D'Agosto, Valentina Bordignon, Anna Mussi, Marco Ardigò, Antonio Mastroianni, Antonella Vento, Francesco Solivetti, Enzo Berardesca and Fabrizio Ensoli

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2006 3:5

    Published on: 5 October 2006

  8. Research

    Evaluation of antibodies against human HSP60 in patients with MPO-ANCA associated glomerulonephritis: a cohort study

    Human Heat Shock Protein 60 (hHSP60) has been implicated in autoimmunity through molecular mimicry, based on the high degree of homology with HSP65 of micro-organisms leading to autoimmune recognition of the h...

    Marjan C Slot, Ruud Theunissen, Pieter van Paassen, Jan GMC Damoiseaux and Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2006 3:4

    Published on: 5 May 2006

  9. Research

    Endothelial cell activation and neovascularization are prominent in dermatomyositis

    While vascular and immune abnormalities are common in juvenile and adult dermatomyositis (DM), the molecular changes that contribute to these abnormalities are not clear. Therefore, we investigated pathways th...

    Kanneboyina Nagaraju, Lisa G Rider, Chenguang Fan, Yi-Wen Chen, Megan Mitsak, Rashmi Rawat, Kathleen Patterson, Cecilia Grundtman, Frederick W Miller, Paul H Plotz, Eric Hoffman and Ingrid E Lundberg

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2006 3:2

    Published on: 20 February 2006

  10. Review

    Virus-mediated autoimmunity in Multiple Sclerosis

    Epidemiological data suggest the notion that in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an acquired autoimmune disease and the cause may be an environmental factor(s), probably infectious, in genetically susceptible indivi...

    Nikolaos Grigoriadis and Georgios M Hadjigeorgiou

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2006 3:1

    Published on: 19 February 2006

  11. Hypothesis

    Phenytoin as a novel anti-vitiligo weapon

    Vitiligo is a psychologically devastating clinical conundrum which affects approximately 1% of the general population. The exact cause of the illness is an enigma, but several hypotheses about its pathogenesis...

    MR Namazi

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:11

    Published on: 22 November 2005

  12. Research

    Autoantibody profiles in the sera of patients with Q fever: characterization of antigens by immunofluorescence, immunoblot and sequence analysis

    Recent reports have shown that some of the immunological aspects of Q fever, a rickettsiosis caused by Coxiella burnetii, could be related to self-antigen responses. The aim of this study was to determine the spe...

    MT Camacho, I Outschoorn, A Tellez and J Sequí

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:10

    Published on: 10 November 2005

  13. Research

    Co-occurrence of autoimmune thyroid disease in a multiple sclerosis cohort

    Multiple sclerosis (MS), Hashimoto's disease and Graves' disease are autoimmune diseases that may share similar pathogenic mechanisms. The co-occurrence rates and demographic characteristics of Graves' disease...

    JS Sloka, Pryse-WEM Phillips, M Stefanelli and C Joyce

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:9

    Published on: 9 November 2005

  14. Research

    Lack of correlation between the levels of soluble cytotoxic T-lymphocyte associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) and the CT-60 genotypes

    Cytotoxic T lymphocyte-associated antigen-4 (CTLA-4) plays a critical role in downregulation of antigen-activated immune response and polymorphisms at the CTLA-4 gene have been shown to be associated with several...

    Sharad Purohit, Robert Podolsky, Christin Collins, Weipeng Zheng, Desmond Schatz, Andy Muir, Diane Hopkins, Yi-Hua Huang and Jin-Xiong She

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:8

    Published on: 31 October 2005

  15. Hypothesis

    Transfer of efficient anti-melanocyte T cells from vitiligo donors to melanoma patients as a novel immunotherapeutical strategy

    Vitiligo is a relatively common progressive depigmentary condition that is believed to be due to the autoimmune-mediated loss of epidermal melanocytes. High frequencies of self-reactive T lymphocytes directed ...

    Belinda Palermo, Silvia Garbelli, Stefania Mantovani and Claudia Giachino

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:7

    Published on: 31 August 2005

  16. Research

    Expression of TNF inhibitor gene in the lacrimal gland promotes recovery of tear production and tear stability and reduced immunopathology in rabbits with induced autoimmune dacryoadenitis

    The most common cause of ocular morbidity in developed countries is dry eye, many cases of which are due to lacrimal insufficiency. Dry eye affects approximately 10 million in the United States., most of whom ...

    Melvin D Trousdale, Zenjin Zhu, Douglas Stevenson, Joel E Schechter, Thomas Ritter and Austin K Mircheff

    Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:6

    Published on: 28 June 2005

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