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  1. Content type: Research

    Antibodies against Ro-52 have been described in patients with a broad spectrum of autoimmune disease, most commonly in association with anti-Ro-60 in systemic lupus erythematosus and Sjogrens syndrome. However...

    Authors: Jennifer C Parker, Rufus W Burlingame and Christopher C Bunn

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2009 6:2

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    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2009 6:1

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  3. Content type: Retraction Note

    Authors: Wei Luo, Li Ma, Qian Wen, Xin-Sheng Yao, Na Wang, Hong-Yun Zou, Ming-Qian Zhou, Ying Lin, Zhen-Qiang Wu, Xiao-Wei He, Ju-Fang Wang and Xiao-Ning Wang

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2008 5:5

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    The original article was published in Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2008 5:4

  4. Content type: Research

    Authors: Wei Luo, Li Ma, Qian Wen, Xin-Sheng Yao, Na Wang, Hong-Yun Zou, Ming-Qian Zhou, Ying Lin, Zhen-Qiang Wu, Xiao-Wei He, Ju-Fang Wang and Xiao-Ning Wang

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2008 5:4

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    The Retraction Note to this article has been published in Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2008 5:5

  5. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2008 5:3

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  6. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2008 5:2

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  7. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to assess the occurrence of glutamic acid decarboxylase autoantibodies (GADA) and insulinoma antigen 2 autoantibodies (IA2A) among patients of African origin in Dar es Salaam, ...

    Authors: JJK Lutale, H Thordarson, PI Holm, GE Eide and K Vetvik

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2007 4:4

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  8. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2007 4:3

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  9. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2007 4:2

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  10. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2007 4:1

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  11. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2006 3:5

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  12. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2006 3:4

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  13. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2006 3:2

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  14. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: Nikolaos Grigoriadis and Georgios M Hadjigeorgiou

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2006 3:1

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  15. Content type: Hypothesis

    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...

    Authors: MR Namazi

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:11

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  16. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: MT Camacho, I Outschoorn, A Tellez and J Sequí

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:10

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  17. Content type: Research

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:8

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  18. Content type: Hypothesis

    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 ...

    Authors: Belinda Palermo, Silvia Garbelli, Stefania Mantovani and Claudia Giachino

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:7

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  19. Content type: Research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:6

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  20. Content type: Research

    We report that N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) treatment blocked induction of TNF-α, IL-1β, IFN-γ and iNOS in the CNS and attenuated clinical disease in the myelin basic protein induced model of experimental allergic e...

    Authors: Romesh Stanislaus, Anne G Gilg, Avtar K Singh and Inderjit Singh

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:4

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  21. Content type: Editorial

    Readers in immunology are familiar with the importance of antigen presenting cells in mounting immune responses. For the purpose of this particular editorial article, however, the abbreviation APC will stand f...

    Authors: Vitaly Ablamunits

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:3

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  22. Content type: Review

    Recent studies in the field of autoimmune thyroid diseases have largely focused on the delineation of B-cell auto-epitopes recognized by the main autoantigens to improve our understanding of how these molecule...

    Authors: Damien Bresson, Sandra A Rebuffat and Sylvie Péraldi-Roux

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:2

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  23. Content type: Review

    Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is an organ-specific T-cell mediated disease. It is a complex disease, with a strong genetic component. To date, significant progress has been made towards the identification and f...

    Authors: Dimitry A Chistiakov

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2005 2:1

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  24. Content type: Research

    Antibodies to a cytosolic soluble liver antigen (SLA) are specifically detected in patients with autoimmune hepatitis (AIH). The target of anti-SLA has been identified as a ~50 kDa UGA serine tRNA-associated p...

    Authors: Dimitrios-Petrou Bogdanos, Daniele Gilbert, Ilaria Bianchi, Simona Leoni, Ragai R Mitry, Yun Ma, Giorgina Mieli-Vergani and Diego Vergani

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2004 1:4

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  25. Content type: Research

    The liver has been suggested as a suitable target organ for gene therapy of Type 1 diabetes. However, the fundamental issue whether insulin-secreting hepatocytes in vivo will be destroyed by the autoimmune proces...

    Authors: Muhammad T Tabiin, Christopher P White, Grant Morahan and Bernard E Tuch

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2004 1:3

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  26. Content type: Review

    Autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) is a chronic necroinflammatory disease of the liver characterized by hypergammaglobulinemia, characteristic autoantibodies, association with HLA DR3 or DR4 and a favorable response t...

    Authors: Kalliopi Zachou, Eirini Rigopoulou and George N Dalekos

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2004 1:2

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  27. Content type: Editorial

    A new online Journal of Autoimmune Diseases is created as an independent open access journal. In addition to the obvious advantages of the open access, the Journal will practice a double-blind reviewing of the ma...

    Authors: David D'Cruz and Vitaly Ablamunits

    Citation: Journal of Autoimmune Diseases 2004 1:1

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