[Use of the the ED046 kit to analyze serum KL-6 in patients with pneumonitis].

@article{Kitamura1996UseOT,
  title={[Use of the the ED046 kit to analyze serum KL-6 in patients with pneumonitis].},
  author={Satoshi Kitamura and K. Hiwada and Jun-ichi Kobayashi and Nobuoki Kohno and Takahiro Kawai and Atsuko Satou and Reiji Kasukawa and Yoshikazu Kawakami and Masaaki Andou and G Nakada and Hideki Inoue and Katsumi Itou and Toshiharu Matsushima and Takashi Ogura and Masaaki Arakawa and Michiro Yamakido},
  journal={Nihon Kyobu Shikkan Gakkai zasshi},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={639-45}
}
KL-6 is a mucinous glycoprotein expressed on Type 2 pneumonocytes, and serum levels of KL-6 are reported to be abnormally high in patients with interstitial pneumonia. A new assay kit for serum KL-6 (ED046) was used in the evaluation of patients with pneumonitis. To clarify whether KL-6 is a useful marker of pneumonitis activity, 649 subjects were studied… CONTINUE READING