Angela Gause

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OBJECTIVE To study the effect of the chimeric monoclonal anti-tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) antibody infliximab in the induction of remission in six patients refractory to standard treatment with cyclophosphamide and corticosteroids. In four patients, other measures for treating refractory Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) that have been advocated(More)
The synovial membrane (SM) of affected joints in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is infiltrated by germinal center-like aggregates (foci) of lymphocytes similar to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We characterized the rearranged heavy chain variable segment (VH) genes in the SM for gene usage and the mutational pattern to elucidate the B lymphocyte involvement in AS.(More)
In der Pathogenese der Multiplen Sklerose (MS) wird autoantigenspezifischen proinflamma-Abstract Autoantigen-specific proinflammatory T-helper cells are assumed to play an important role in the pathogenesis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The most extensively studied autoantigen is Myelin Basic Protein (MBP). To detect autoantigen-specific T-cells, so far these(More)
In rheumatic diseases, autoantibody-producing cells of interest are often hidden in a polyclonal B-lymphocyte population. Immunoglobulin gene fingerprinting is a useful approach to screen for expanding clones and to detect recirculation between different locations. The gene fingerprinting approach and the Southern blot technique have been amalgamated, using(More)
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