Autoimmune pancreatitis and complement activation system.

@article{Muraki2006AutoimmunePA,
  title={Autoimmune pancreatitis and complement activation system.},
  author={Takashi Muraki and Hideaki Hamano and Yasuhide Ochi and Kenichi Komatsu and Yuichi Komiyama and Norikazu Arakura and Kaname Yoshizawa and Masao Ota and S. Randall Kawa and Kendo Kiyosawa},
  journal={Pancreas},
  year={2006},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={16-21}
}
OBJECTIVES Autoimmune pancreatitis is characterized by increased serum level of IgG4, but its pathogenesis has not been fully elucidated. Because this disease is occasionally associated with decreased levels of complements, we sought to clarify which complement activation system was operating in its active state. METHODS We measured serum levels of complements, mannose-binding lectin, and circulating immune complex in patients with autoimmune pancreatitis, patients with chronic pancreatitis… CONTINUE READING