Distinct elevation of levels of anti-Caenorhabditis elegans antibody in sera of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Oshitani2003DistinctEO,
  title={Distinct elevation of levels of anti-Caenorhabditis elegans antibody in sera of patients with inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Nobuhide Oshitani and Fumihiko Hato and Seiichi Kitagawa and Kenji Watanabe and Yasuhiro Fujiwara and Kazuhide Higuchi and Takayuki Matsumoto and Tetsuo Arakawa},
  journal={Clinical and diagnostic laboratory immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={856-61}
}
Dysregulation of immune responses to intestinal exogenous antigens contributes to the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease, but the specific antigen responsible for the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease is unknown. We measured serum antibody titers against Caenorhabditis elegans antigens. Immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgG subclass anti-C… CONTINUE READING