Joaquín Primo

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Anti-CD3 monoclonal antibodies suppress immune responses by transient T-cell depletion and antigenic modulation of the CD3/T-cell receptor complex. Anti-CD3 treatment of adult nonobese diabetic (NOD) mice, a spontaneous model of T-cell-mediated autoimmune insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, significantly inhibits the autoimmune process. Short-term low-dose(More)
Low doses of the CD3 mAb 145 2C11 restored self tolerance to beta cell Ags in adult overtly diabetic NOD mice. Within 2 to 4 wk after treatment, complete and permanent remission of diabetes was observed. Autoreactive T cells were not deleted in CD3 Ab-protected animals as evidenced first, by the persistence of peripheral insulitis and, second, by the(More)
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS There is little information on the incidence of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) because on many occasions the disease can progress asymptomatically, different diagnostic criteria have been proposed during the last 20 years, and many epidemiological studies are based on retrospective clinical series. The aim of this study was to(More)
We reported a 66 year old woman diagnosed of cirrhosis secondary to VHC. A TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt) placement was used for the treatment of recurrent variceal hemorrhage and, a chyloperitoneum with hepatorenal syndrome developed after shunt occlusion. We discuss the pathological processes that might be responsible and the poor(More)
This study shows that purified murine monoclonal anti-DNA antibodies and human polyclonal anti-DNA antibodies (from systemic lupus erythematosus--SLE--patients), preincubated with DNA, acquire anti-histone reactivity. Conversely, DNAse I treatment of SLE patients' antibodies with anti-histone activity abolishes such activity. It has previously been(More)
Thirteen cases of autoimmune hepatitis (AIH) were diagnosed from 1990 to 2003 in the area of the Hospital de Sagunto (Valencia, Spain), which attends a population of 112,003 inhabitants aged more than 14 years (54,622 males and 57,381 females). The diagnostic criteria of the International Autoimmune Hepatitis Group were used and patients who, despite having(More)
A comparison is made of two methods for quantifying fecal alpha 1-antitrypsin (A1ATF): nephelometry (NPL) (the method habitually employed in our laboratory), and radial immunodiffusion (RID). A method is also described for extracting A1ATF from single 24-hr stool samples. The normal A1ATF values were initially established in 25 healthy controls, followed by(More)
Anti-CD3 monoclonal antibodies are potent immunosuppressants widely used in clinical transplantation to prevent or treat acute allograft rejection. We have used a hamster monoclonal antibody (145 2C11) specific for the epsilon chain of the murine CD3 complex to treat autoimmune insulin-dependent diabetes appearing spontaneously by 15 to 30 weeks of age in(More)
Salvador (BA, Brazil) is an endemic area for human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type 1 (HTLV-1). The overall prevalence of HTLV-1 infection in the general population has been estimated to be 1.76%. HTLV-1 carriers may develop a variety of diseases such as adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma, HTLV-1-associated myelopathy/tropical spastic paraparesis (HAM/TSP) and(More)