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PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to evaluate the retinal toxicity of two doses of adalimumab (Humira), a recombinant human IgG1 monoclonal antibody specific for human tumor necrosis factor (TNF), when injected intravitreally in rabbits. METHODS Sixteen male pigmented rabbits (divided into two groups, eight animals per group) were used for this study.(More)
Ear-nose-throat (ENT) manifestations of connective tissue disorders represent a diagnostic challenge for clinicians as they often constitute the initial sign of an otherwise asymptomatic autoimmune disease. Moreover, in patients with known autoimmune rheumatic diseases, ENT manifestations can be overlooked. Hearing disturbances may be seen in patients with(More)
BACKGROUND Gene profiling studies provide important information for key molecules relevant to a disease but are less informative of protein-protein interactions, post-translational modifications and regulation by targeted subcellular localization. Integration of genomic data and construction of functional gene networks may provide additional insights into(More)
Two commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), the CHEKIT-CHLAMYDIA which uses inactivated Chlamydophila psittaci antigen, and the Chlamydophila abortus ELISA produced by the Institut Pourquier which uses a recombinant fragment of the 80-90 kDa protein, were evaluated with the objective to determine whether the new ELISAs would perform as(More)
OBJECTIVE The cells of the immune system originate from the bone marrow, where many of them also mature. This study was undertaken to examine gene expression in the bone marrow of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), in order to better understand the aberrant immune response in this disease. METHODS Bone marrow mononuclear cells (BMMCs) from(More)
OBJECTIVE T cells play a major role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The programmed death 1 (PD-1)/programmed death ligand 1 (PDL-1) pathway is involved in peripheral tolerance through inhibition of T cells at the level of synovial tissue. The aim of this study was to examine the role of PD-1/PDL-1 in the regulation of human and murine RA.(More)
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