Antonio Jorge R Cabral

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Recent studies demonstrated an IL-17-producer CD4+ T cell subpopulation, termed Th17, distinct from Th1 and Th2. It represents a different pro-inflammatory Th-cell lineage. This notion is supported by gene-targeted mice studies. Mice lacking IL-23 (p19-/-) do not develop experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) or collagen-induced arthritis (CIA),(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate antibodies to phospholipid-free beta 2-glycoprotein-I (a beta 2 GP-I) in the serum of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS We studied alpha beta 2 GP-I by Western blot, dot blot, and ELISA in 94 patients with SLE. Twenty-one had antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) by clinical and serological criteria, 33 had(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the polymorphism at position 247 of the beta(2)-glycoprotein I (beta(2)GPI) gene in Mexican patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and to compare these data in patients with or without antibodies to beta(2)GPI and with the clinical manifestations of APS. METHODS We studied 39 patients with primary APS and compared them with(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the presence of acute thrombotic microangiopathy (aTMA) and chronic vascular lesions (cTMA) in lupus nephropathy, and to evaluate their association with extrarrenal lupus features, aPL positivity, antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) and renal survival. METHODS We studied lupus patients with renal biopsy, ≥1 year of post-biopsy follow-up(More)
We describe a 51-year-old woman with Wegener's granulomatosis who developed diabetes insipidus 7 months after the onset of her granulomatous disease and despite apparently good clinical response to prednisone and trimethoprim-sulphametoxazole treatment. A brain computerized tomographic scan taken soon after the onset of polyuria disclosed an enlarged(More)
PURPOSE Antibodies to beta2-glycoprotein-I are more strongly associated with clinical antiphospholipid syndrome than are anticardiolipin antibodies. We previously found a decrease in anticardiolipin antibodies at the time of thrombosis in 6 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We therefore sought to determine the prevalence and levels of(More)
The objectives of the 'Task Force on Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) and Non-criteria APS Manifestations' were to assess the clinical utility of the international consensus statement on classification criteria and treatment guidelines for the catastrophic APS, to identify and grade the studies that analyze the relationship between the(More)
In 1990, three groups simultaneously reported that putative IgG antibodies to anionic phospholipids were either not directed to phospholipids or at least required beta 2-glycoprotein-I (beta 2-GP-I) for reactivity in vitro. During the same year, our group described a patient with "idiopathic' hemolytic anemia with serum and erythrocyte-bound IgM antibodies(More)
OBJECTIVE Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), especially those targeting β2 -glycoprotein I (β2 GPI), are well known to activate endothelial cells, monocytes, and platelets, with prothrombotic implications. In contrast, the interaction of aPL with neutrophils has not been extensively studied. Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have recently been(More)
Bone remodeling and osteophyte formation rarely take place in active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To determine if disease inactivation leads to their occurrence, we studied 38 patients with RA whose disease had gone into drug induced remission. We looked for osteophytes at the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints in roentgenograms taken before and after(More)