Junzo Nojima

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Cerebral infarction is the most common arterial thromboembolic complication in the anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPL) syndrome. In an effort to clarify the roles of aPL in the pathogenesis of cerebral infarction in patients with SLE, we examined the levels of anti-cardiolipin/2-glycoprotein I antibodies (anti-CL/beta2-GPI) and(More)
Large granular lymphocyte leukemia (LGLL) is defined as clonal proliferation of LGLs in peripheral blood. The following studies were conducted to address some issues in chronic LGLL. (1) Chronic LGLL is characterized by the indolent course, and the diagnosis of leukemia is difficult in such patients as those without distinct organomegaly and/or any evidence(More)
Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) are well known to be associated with arterial and venous thrombosis. In a series of 180 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the prevalence of arterial thrombosis was obviously higher in the patients who had both anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) and lupus anticoagulant (LA) (17/35, 48.6%, p<0.05) (Table 1) than(More)
In an effort to clarify the clinical significance of anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPL) detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), we examined the prevalence of anti-cardiolipin antibodies (aCL), anti-beta2-glycoprotein I antibodies (anti-beta2-GPI), antiprothrombin antibodies (anti-PT), and anti-phosphatidylserine/prothrombin antibodies(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-phospholipid (aPL) antibodies (Abs) frequently found in the plasma of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have been associated with thrombotic complications. Our aim was to clarify the roles in thrombosis of aPL Abs that react with complexes of phospholipids and plasma proteins such as beta(2)-glycoprotein I (beta(2)-GPI),(More)
We studied the immunological function of hairy cells from hairy cell leukemia (HCL) patients presenting with pronounced polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia (PPH). Hairy cell conditioned medium (HCCM) obtained from HCL patients with PPH augmented IgG production by normal peripheral blood mononuclear cells in a dose-dependent fashion, while HCCM from patients(More)
Anti-prothrombin antibodies (anti-prothrombin) and anti-beta2-glycoprotein I antibodies (anti-beta2-GP I) are the most common and characterized anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPL) detected using specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) systems. Recently, lupus anti-coagulant (LA) activity detected by a phospholipid-dependent coagulation assay was(More)
INTRODUCTION In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, the prevalence of arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO) is high despite a lack of common risk factors for ASO. The main objective of this study was to investigate a possible direct role of anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPLs), which are frequently detected in SLE patients, in the pathogenesis of ASO.(More)
OBJECTIVE The main objective of this study was to clarify the role of aPLs in the pathogenesis of arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO), ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and cerebral vascular disorder (CVD) in patients with SLE. METHODS We evaluated 155 patients with SLE by using objective tests for diagnosing ASO, IHD and CVD and laboratory tests including(More)
BACKGROUND Anti-phospholipid antibodies (aPLs) are frequently associated with arterial and/or venous thromboembolic complications and recurrent fetal loss in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We recently reported that the clinical picture of SLE apparently depends on subclasses of aPLs in the patient's sera, but the contribution of each(More)