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Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), a potent proinflammatory cytokine, may be involved in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The production of TNF-alpha is elevated(More)
Immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) gene rearrangements were amplified in transbronchial lung biopsy (TBLB) specimens taken from five patients with primary lymphoma of the lung in whom the diagnosis was(More)
We analyzed the third complementarity-determining region (CDR3) of the immunoglobulin heavy chain (IgH) gene in five patients with lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP) through a two-step polymerase(More)
It has recently been suggested that autoimmunity may play a role in the pathogenesis of low-grade mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphomas, but precise genotypic analysis of antigen binding sites(More)