Laleh Khodadadi

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METHODS NZB/W F1 mice were treated with: 1) anti-CD20, 2) anti-CD20 plus bortezomib, 3) anti-CD20 plus anti-LFA-1/anti-VLA-4 blocking antibodies, 4) anti-CD20 plus bortezomib and anti-LFA-1/anti-VLA4 blocking antibodies. Short- and long-lived plasma cells including autoreactive cells in the bone marrow and spleen were enumerated by flow cytometry and(More)
This study was initiated to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of intraepidermal injection of dissociated epidermal cells into the lesions of stable vitiligo patients. Autologous dissociated epidermal cell suspensions were injected intraepidermally into 10 stable vitiligo patients. None of the patients received adjuvant therapy. The response was(More)
OBJECTIVES We have previously shown that both short- and long-lived plasma cells (PCs) significantly contribute to autoantibody production in NZB/W mice as a model of lupus nephritis. The aim of this study was to determine the role of autoreactive long-lived (memory) PCs refractory to immunosuppression and B cell depletion in the pathogenesis of systemic(More)
INTRODUCTION Autoantibodies contribute significantly to the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Unfortunately, the long-lived plasma cells (LLPCs) secreting such autoantibodies are refractory to conventional immunosuppressive treatments. Although generated long before the disease becomes clinically apparent, it remains rather unclear whether(More)
INTRODUCTION While protective plasma cells (PCs) are an important part of the individual's immune defense, autoreactive plasma cells such as dsDNA-specific plasma cells contribute to the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases like systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, the research on dsDNA-specific plasma cells was restricted to the ELISpot technique,(More)
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