Syed Ahmed Morshed

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BACKGROUND/AIMS Antibodies to nuclear antigens have not been fully characterized in autoimmune hepatitis. The aims of this study were to determine the different patterns of immunofluorescence associated with antinuclear antibodies and to correlate these patterns with reactivities to recombinant nuclear antigens and clinical manifestations of autoimmune(More)
BACKGROUND The hypothesis that common infections can modulate the onset and course of tic disorders and early-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in pediatric populations is longstanding. To date, most investigations have focused on the hypothesis of molecular mimicry and humoral immune responses. This study was carried out to investigate whether(More)
The TSH receptor (TSHR) is constitutively active and is further enhanced by TSH ligand binding or by stimulating TSHR antibodies (TSHR-Abs) as seen in Graves' disease. TSH is known to activate the thyroid epithelial cell via both Galphas-cAMP/protein kinase A/ERK and Galphaq-Akt/protein kinase C coupled signaling networks. The recent development of(More)
OBJECTIVE An animal model was used to investigate an autoimmune etiology for some cases of Tourette's syndrome. METHOD Sera from 12 patients with Tourette's syndrome with high levels of antineural or antinuclear antibodies were infused bilaterally into the ventrolateral striatum of rats. Sera from 12 additional Tourette's syndrome patients and 12 normal(More)
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC, n = 26), formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded liver tissues (n = 11) and saliva (n = 15) of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) patients were used for the detection of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) sequences by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay. The semiquantitative analysis of EBV-DNA was also carried out in a(More)
We have detected cytoplasmic anti-Golgi antibody (AGA) during a routine immunofluorescence test for detecting autoantibodies. Two sera from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) reacted to the Golgi complex by an indirect immunofluorescence technique on HEp-2 cells. Localization of AGA in the Golgi complex was confirmed by double-staining with antibodies(More)
Auto-antibodies specific to various antigens in chronic hepatitis (CH) have been detected but their specificities and implications were uncertain. The aims of the present study were to investigate the frequency and the significance of seropositivity of antibodies to P450IID6 or liver/kidney microsome 1 (LKM1), soluble liver antigen (SLA), pyruvate(More)
To circumvent the long-term effects of papillary ablation for extracting common bile duct stones (<12 mm in diameter) in endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST), endoscopic papillary dilation (EPD) was attempted in 20 patients. To evaluate papillary function before and after the procedures, manometry of the sphincter of Oddi was carried out in 13 with EPD and 10 of(More)
BACKGROUND Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are a well-defined cause of obsessive-compulsive disorder in children. However, they have not been described or fully investigated in adults newly diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. METHODS We describe an adult with onset of(More)
In a pilot study of direct dissolution therapy of gallstones with methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), endoscopic transpapillary catheterization in the gallbladder (ETCG) was performed. Complete dissolution was seen in 8 out of 12 (66%) patients and partial dissolution was seen in 2 (16%) patients. In one of the 8 complete dissolution patients, combined(More)