Luis Llorente

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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the safety and clinical efficacy of administering an anti-interleukin-10 (anti-IL-10) monoclonal antibody (mAb) to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with active and steroid-dependent disease. In addition, we sought to assess the effects of in vivo IL-10 neutralization on biologic markers of SLE. METHODS Treatment consisted(More)
BACKGROUND Despite the uncertainty in the diagnosis of neuropsychiatric involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), attempts have been made to record the association of certain antibodies in serum with neuropsychiatric (NP) manifestations. We aimed to assess the behaviour and the association of serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) autoantibodies with(More)
CD55 and CD59 are glycophosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins with complement inhibitory properties. Lymphopenia in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) has been associated with autoantibodies targeting nuclear antigens. The aim of this study was to evaluate the surface density of CD55 and CD59 in T and B lymphocytes from patients with SLE and lymphopenia and(More)
OBJECTIVE Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is a potent stimulator of B lymphocytes in vitro. In vivo dysregulation of IL-10 gene expression was therefore analyzed in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS), and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Spontaneous production of IL-10 by peripheral blood mononuclear cells was(More)
OBJECTIVE To define the cytokine and chemokine profile in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from patients with neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE). METHODS Forty-two SLE patients who had been hospitalized because of NP manifestations were studied. Patients were evaluated at hospitalization and 6 months later; a CSF sample was obtained at each(More)
Mammalian cells are provided with surface-bound complement regulatory proteins that protect them from uncontrolled complement-mediated lysis. Two of these regulators in humans, CD55 and CD59, are glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored, type I cell surface proteins, which inhibit formation of the C3 convertases and prevent the terminal polymerization of the(More)
Interleukin-10 (IL-10) is produced at a high level by B lymphocytes and monocytes of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In the present work, we analyzed whether this increased production of IL-10 contributed to the abnormal production of immunoglobulins (Ig) and of autoantibodies in SLE. The role of IL-10 was compared with that of IL-6,(More)
CD55 and CD59 are glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored proteins with complement inhibitory properties. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) has been associated with antiphospholipid antibodies (APLA). The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of APLA and its possible correlation with diminished CD55 and CD59 in red blood cells from patients with(More)
Chemokines and cytokines play an important role in the inflammatory development and progression of autoimmune diseases. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the role of MCP-1, SDF-1, and RANTES polymorphisms as susceptibility markers for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a group of Mexican patients. MCP-1-2518, SDF-1 G801A, and RANTES-28(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of MCP-1-2518, stromal cell-derived factor-1 (SDF-1)-G801A and chemokine receptors CCR5-Delta32, CCR5-59 029, and CCR2-64I gene polymorphisms in transitional cell carcinoma of the bladder in Mexican Mestizo patients. METHODS Forty-seven unrelated consecutive patients with non-muscle-invasive transitional cell carcinoma(More)