Antibodies against sulphatide in sera from patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases.

Abstract

We tested sera of patients with various autoimmune rheumatic diseases for the presence of antibodies against sulphatide (an acidic glycosphingolipid), identified as a target antigen for antibodies against the liver cell membrane. Thirty-five percent (7/20) of patients with lupus in the active stage possessed anti-sulphatide antibodies, whereas 10% (2/20) of… (More)

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@article{Aotsuka1992AntibodiesAS, title={Antibodies against sulphatide in sera from patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases.}, author={Shinichi Aotsuka and Masako Okawa-Takatsuji and Shu Uwatoko and Ryuichi Yokohari and Y Ikeda and Gotaro Toda}, journal={Clinical and experimental immunology}, year={1992}, volume={87 3}, pages={438-43} }