Antiendothelial cell antibodies and their relation to pulmonary hypertension in systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Yoshio1994AntiendothelialCA,
  title={Antiendothelial cell antibodies and their relation to pulmonary hypertension in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Taku Yoshio and Junichi Masuyama and Morito Sumiya and Seiji Minota and Shogo Kano},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1994},
  volume={21 11},
  pages={2058-63}
}
OBJECTIVE Antiendothelial cell antibodies (aECA) have been demonstrated in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but their role in the pathogenesis of this disease remains unclear. We investigated the association of aECA and anticardiolipin antibodies (aCL) with clinical and laboratory findings in patients with active SLE. METHODS Sera from 28 patients with active SLE and 22 healthy controls were assayed for IgG and IgM-aECA by cellular ELISA method using cultured human umbilical… CONTINUE READING