Jörgen Wieslander

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Alport syndrome (AS) is a type IV collagen hereditary disease characterized by progressive hematuric nephritis, hearing loss, and ocular changes. Mutations in the COL4A5 collagen gene are responsible for the more common X-linked dominant form of the disease characterized by much less severe disease in girls and women. A "European Community Alport Syndrome(More)
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is an autoimmune bullous disease, associated with autoantibodies directed against the hemidesmosomal components BP180 and BP230. In this study for the first time different laboratories have analyzed the autoantibody profile in the same group of 49 prospectively recruited BP patients. The results show that: 1) disease severity and(More)
BACKGROUND In Goodpasture's disease, circulating autoantibodies bind to the noncollagenous-1 (NC1) domain of type IV collagen in the glomerular basement membrane (GBM). The specificity and molecular architecture of epitopes of tissue-bound autoantibodies are unknown. Alport's post-transplantation nephritis, which is mediated by alloantibodies against the(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance characteristics of direct and capture ELISA for the detection of PR3-ANCA in Wegener's granulomatosis (WG) in international ANCA reference laboratories. METHODS Serum samples were derived from patients with histological and clinical diagnosis of WG (n = 60), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (n = 30) and healthy controls (n =(More)
Antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA) are present in patients with systemic vasculitis with or without renal involvement. These antibodies were first seen using indirect immunofluorescence (IIF). Two types of patterns are seen on ethanol-fixed neutrophils: the cytoplasmic and the perinuclear pattern. The cytoplasmic pattern is called C-ANCA(More)
BACKGROUND The nephrotoxic potential of anti-glomerular-basement-membrane (GBM) antibodies has been demonstrated in numerous animal experiments. However, it is not known to what extent the properties of circulating anti-GBM antibodies in human disease reflect the severity of the disease and predict the outcome. METHODS Clinical data were collected for 79(More)
AIMS The anti-neutrophilic cytoplasmatic autoantibody-associated vasculitides (AASV) are diseases of relapsing-remitting inflammation. Here we explore the cytokine profile in different phases of disease, looking for pathogenic clues of possible prognostic value. RESULTS Interleukin (IL)-6, IL-8 and IL-10 were significantly elevated in plasma. Patients in(More)
BACKGROUND Autoantibodies against bactericidal permeability increasing protein (BPI-ANCA) are frequently present in cystic fibrosis patients and have been reported to be associated to colonization with Pseudomonas (P) aeruginosa and lung damage. In the present study, we investigated BPI-ANCA as a prognostic marker and its relation to P. aeruginosa(More)
Autoantibodies against a constituent of the glomerular basement membrane (GBM), the α3-chain of type IV collagen, can cause both rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis and alveolar hemorrhage, referred to as anti-GBM disease or Goodpasture disease. Anti-GBM antibodies generally are of immunoglobulin G subclass 1 (IgG1) and can in most cases readily be(More)
Classical Goodpasture's (GP) syndrome is a monophasic illness characterized by pulmonary hemorrhage and rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis with linear IgG deposition along the glomerular and distal tubular basement membrane and estructive necrotizing diffuse extracapillary crescentic glomerulonephritis. The majority of patients have circulating(More)