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Antiphospholipid antibodies (APA), including lupus anticoagulants (LAC; as detected by in vitro blood clotting tests) and anti-cardiolipin antibodies (ACA; as assayed by solid-phase immunoassay), are strongly associated with recurrent thrombosis, thrombocytopenia, and recurrent fetal loss in some...
Increasing evidence suggests that immune complexes made of anti-nuclear antibodies bound to nucleosomes released from dead cells play an important role in the pathogenesis of lupus nephritis. However, the nature and composition of apoptotic nucleosomes still remain elusive. Since large amounts of...