Sequential changes of KL-6 in sera of patients with interstitial pneumonia associated with polymyositis/dermatomyositis.

@article{Bandoh2000SequentialCO,
  title={Sequential changes of KL-6 in sera of patients with interstitial pneumonia associated with polymyositis/dermatomyositis.},
  author={Shuji Bandoh and Jyunichi Fujita and Yoshinori Ohtsuki and Yoh Ueda and Shozo Hojo and Masutaka Tokuda and Hiroaki Dobashi and Naoto Kurata and Takeo Yoshinouchi and Norio Kohno and Jiro Takahara},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={257-62}
}
OBJECTIVE KL-6 is a mucin-like high molecular weight glycoprotein, which is strongly expressed on type II alveolar pneumocytes and bronchiolar epithelial cells. It has been demonstrated that the KL-6 antigen is a useful marker for estimating the activity of interstitial pneumonia. In this study, it is hypothesised that serum KL-6 is a useful marker to… CONTINUE READING