Mashiko Nishikai

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Precipitating antibodies occurring in 26 "pure" polymyositis (PM) patients and 22 "pure" dermatomyositis (DM) patients were studied by double immunodiffusion using calf thymus nuclear extract and whole calf thymus extract. Seventeen of 26 (65%) PM sera and 13 of 22 (59%) DM sera showed positive reactions, and 18, 10, and 2 sera exhibited 1, 2, and 3(More)
Antibodies to Jo-1, a saline extractable nuclear antigen, were found in 11/47 (23%) patients with myositis and in 0/35 controls with systemic lupus erythematosus or progressive systemic sclerosis (p less than or equal to 0.01). Within myositis subgroups, anti-Jo-1 occurred in 6/20 (30%) with polymyositis, 2/16 (13%) with dermatomyositis and 3/7 (43%) with(More)
We have developed a biochemical method for purifying human tenascin from cultured fibroblasts or the culture medium. The method is a series of biochemical procedures including gel filtration, gelatin gel affinity chromatography and ion-exchange high performance liquid chromatography. The final preparation was identified as tenascin from its immunological(More)
Recently, it has been suggested that coxsackievirus plays an etiologic role in juvenile dermatomyositis (DM). Neutralizing antibodies to 12 coxsackievirus antigens were measured in the sera of four clinical subsets of patients with adult polymyositis (PM)/DM. Elevated antibody titers to coxsackievirus A7, B3, and B4 were detected in patients with adult PM,(More)
Fifty Japanese patients were diagnosed as having fibromyalgia. This group was compared with 50 Japanese control patients and 293 North American patients with fibromyalgia. In comparison of pain complaints and symptoms for fibromyalgia in Japanese and North Americans, ["pain all over" (98%), fatigue (98%), anxiety (66%), irritable bowel syndrome (50%) and(More)
The relationship between calcinosis and the anticentromere antibody (ACA) was studied from a clinical, radiological and immunogenetic standpoint. Ten ACA-positive scleroderma patients, 34 ACA-negative scleroderma patients, 31 ACA-positive patients without sclerodermatous skin changes and 140 ACA-negative patients with various rheumatic diseases were(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify antinuclear antibodies (ANA) specific for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and in related conditions such as fibromyalgia (FM) or psychiatric disorders. METHODS One hundred and fourteen CFS patients and 125 primary and secondary FM patients were selected based on criteria advocated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and(More)