Soluble interleukin-2 receptor as an indicator of immunological disturbance found in silicosis patients.

@article{Hayashi2009SolubleIR,
  title={Soluble interleukin-2 receptor as an indicator of immunological disturbance found in silicosis patients.},
  author={Hiromitsu Hayashi and Megumi Maeda and Shuko Murakami and Naoko Kumagai and Yongtao Chen and Tamayo Hatayama and Masuko Katoh and Natsuko Miyahara and Seiichiro Yamamoto and Yutaka Yoshida and Yasumitsu Nishimura and Masayasu Kusaka and Wataru Fujimoto and Takemi Otsuki},
  journal={International journal of immunopathology and pharmacology},
  year={2009},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={53-62}
}
Silicosis patients (SILs) possess not only respiratory disorders but also alterations in autoimmunity. To determine an early indicator of immunological disturbance in SILs, the role of serum-soluble interleukin (IL)-2 receptor (sIL-2R) was analyzed. Of ten SILs, immunological clinical parameters such as immunoglobulin (Ig) G, complements, the titer of autoantibodies including anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA), anti-Scl-70 antibody (Ab) and anti-centromere (CM) Ab, and experimental indicators such… CONTINUE READING