Aharon Kessel

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Affiliation: Bnai Zion Medical Center
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Elevated serum B-cell activating factor in patients with chronic urticaria
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa 31048, Israel
    Hum Immunol 73:620-2. 2012
  2. pmc The autoreactivity of B cells in hereditary angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency
    A Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Exp Immunol 167:422-8. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Sjögren's syndrome in the community: can serology replace salivary gland biopsy?
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, 47 Golomb Street, P O Box 4940, Haifa, 31048, Israel
    Rheumatol Int 26:337-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Increased plasma levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 are associated with the severity of chronic urticaria
    A Kessel
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:221-5. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Increased CD8+ T cell apoptosis in scleroderma is associated with low levels of NF-kappa B
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Immunol 24:30-6. 2004
  6. doi request reprint The pendulum between food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome and IgE-mediated milk allergy
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Acta Paediatr 100:e183-5. 2011
  7. doi request reprint IVIg attenuates TLR-9 activation in B cells from SLE patients
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa 31048, Israel
    J Clin Immunol 31:30-8. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint [Extended cyclosporine-A--treatment for severe chronic urticaria]
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 145:411-4, 471. 2006
  9. pmc Increased susceptibility of cord blood B lymphocytes to undergo spontaneous apoptosis
    A Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Exp Immunol 145:563-70. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Anti-C-reactive protein antibodies in chronic hepatitis C infection: correlation with severity and autoimmunity
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Hum Immunol 68:844-8. 2007

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Publications53

  1. doi request reprint Elevated serum B-cell activating factor in patients with chronic urticaria
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa 31048, Israel
    Hum Immunol 73:620-2. 2012
    ..We conclude that CU patients have higher levels of serum BAFF which associate with disease severity...
  2. pmc The autoreactivity of B cells in hereditary angioedema due to C1 inhibitor deficiency
    A Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Exp Immunol 167:422-8. 2012
    ..HAE patients have enhanced production of autoantibodies due most probably to the increased activation of B cells, which was found to be in association with a high expression of TLR-9...
  3. ncbi request reprint Sjögren's syndrome in the community: can serology replace salivary gland biopsy?
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, 47 Golomb Street, P O Box 4940, Haifa, 31048, Israel
    Rheumatol Int 26:337-9. 2006
    ..It is relatively difficult in a community setting to perform salivary gland biopsy or reliable diagnostic tests for salivary gland involvement in a patient suspected to suffer from Sjögren's syndrome (SS)...
  4. ncbi request reprint Increased plasma levels of matrix metalloproteinase-9 are associated with the severity of chronic urticaria
    A Kessel
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Exp Allergy 35:221-5. 2005
    ..Activated T cells are capable, through cell-cell contact, of inducing MMP-9 expression in human mast cells...
  5. ncbi request reprint Increased CD8+ T cell apoptosis in scleroderma is associated with low levels of NF-kappa B
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Clin Immunol 24:30-6. 2004
    ..53, P = 0.029). The increased CD4:CD8 ratio in SSC may result from increased CD8+ T cell apoptosis. Increased SSc CD8 T cell apoptosis is associated with low levels of NF-kappa B...
  6. doi request reprint The pendulum between food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome and IgE-mediated milk allergy
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Acta Paediatr 100:e183-5. 2011
    ..After recovering and reintroducing cow's milk formula, they developed disseminated urticaria and positive skin prick test to cow milk compatible with IgE-mediated milk allergy...
  7. doi request reprint IVIg attenuates TLR-9 activation in B cells from SLE patients
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa 31048, Israel
    J Clin Immunol 31:30-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) on CpG oligodeoxynucleotides (ODN-CpG) activated B cells from SLE patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint [Extended cyclosporine-A--treatment for severe chronic urticaria]
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Harefuah 145:411-4, 471. 2006
    ..In such patients CsA given for 1-3 months (3mg/kg/d) was reported to induce in 2/3 of patients a full remission, lasting 3-6 months, and in 1/4 of patients a long-lasting full remission...
  9. pmc Increased susceptibility of cord blood B lymphocytes to undergo spontaneous apoptosis
    A Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Exp Immunol 145:563-70. 2006
    ..This rescue was strengthened when BAFF (100 microg/ml) was further added. Thus, alterations in Bcl-2 or serum BAFF level may explain the increased rate of cord blood B cell apoptosis...
  10. ncbi request reprint Anti-C-reactive protein antibodies in chronic hepatitis C infection: correlation with severity and autoimmunity
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Hum Immunol 68:844-8. 2007
    ..3 versus 6 +/- 2.9, p = 0.01). An increased prevalence of anti-CRP antibodies was manifested in HCV-infected patients. The presence of anti-CRP antibodies correlated with the presence RF, cryoglobulinemia, and severity of liver disease...
  11. pmc Treatment with glutamine is associated with down-regulation of Toll-like receptor-4 and myeloid differentiation factor 88 expression and decrease in intestinal mucosal injury caused by lipopolysaccharide endotoxaemia in a rat
    A Kessel
    Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Exp Immunol 151:341-7. 2008
    ..We conclude that treatment with Gln was associated with down-regulation of TLR-4, MyD88 and TRAF6 expression and concomitant decrease in intestinal mucosal injury caused by LPS endotoxaemia in a rat...
  12. ncbi request reprint Tacrolimus in the treatment of severe chronic idiopathic urticaria: an open-label prospective study
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Am Acad Dermatol 52:145-8. 2005
    ..Our preliminary results suggest tacrolimus as a treatment option for patients with severe CIU...
  13. pmc Enhanced apoptosis of peripheral CD5-negative B lymphocytes from chronically hepatitis C virus-infected patients: reversal after antiviral treatment
    Elias Toubi
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Golomb St 47, P O B 4940, Haifa 31048, Israel
    J Virol 78:11379-84. 2004
    ..The relative resistance of the CD5(pos) B-cell subpopulation to apoptosis may play a role in HCV-related autoimmunity and lymphoproliferation...
  14. doi request reprint Human CD19(+)CD25(high) B regulatory cells suppress proliferation of CD4(+) T cells and enhance Foxp3 and CTLA-4 expression in T-regulatory cells
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Autoimmun Rev 11:670-7. 2012
    ..In conclusion, human Breg cells decrease the proliferation of CD4(+) T cells and also enhance the expression of Foxp3 and CTLA-4 in Treg cells by cell-to-cell contact...
  15. doi request reprint Etanercept impairs maturation of human monocyte-derived dendritic cells by inhibiting the autocrine TNFalpha-mediated signaling
    Gleb Slobodin
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Inflammation 32:146-50. 2009
    ..The data also suggests the presence of TNFalpha-mediated autocrine signaling, serving to accelerate or catalyze the maturation process of MDDCs...
  16. doi request reprint Regulatory T cells (CD4(+)CD25(bright)FoxP3(+)) expansion in systemic sclerosis correlates with disease activity and severity
    Gleb Slobodin
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Bnai Zion Medical Center and Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Cell Immunol 261:77-80. 2010
    ..The role and function of T regulatory (Treg) cells have not been fully investigated in patients with systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
  17. doi request reprint Elevated serum total IgE--a potential marker for severe chronic urticaria
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Technion Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    Int Arch Allergy Immunol 153:288-93. 2010
    ..Elevated IgE levels in patients with chronic urticaria have been noted previously, but the significance of these findings has not been appreciated...
  18. doi request reprint Antibody clustering helps refine lupus prognosis
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa 31048, Israel
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 39:66-70. 2009
    ....
  19. pmc Antiviral treatment down-regulates peripheral B-cell CD81 expression and CD5 expansion in chronic hepatitis C virus infection
    Eli Zuckerman
    Department of Internal Medicine A Institute of Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Virol 77:10432-6. 2003
    ..The overexpression of CD81 and the expansion of the population of CD5(+) peripheral B cells in HCV-infected patients may possibly play a role in the development of HCV-associated autoimmunity and lymphoproliferation...
  20. doi request reprint Endothelin-1 does not change the function of monocyte-derived dendritic cells grown from patients with systemic sclerosis
    Gleb Slobodin
    Department of Internal Medicine, Bnai Zion Medical Center and Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Immunol Invest 37:841-8. 2008
    ..The examined function of MDDCs from SSc patients and healthy volunteers did not differ under these conditions and was not dependent on the presence of ET-1...
  21. ncbi request reprint LPS-stimulated production of TNF-alpha by peripheral blood monocytes in patients with Behcet's disease
    Gleb Slobodin
    Department of Internal Medicine A, Bnai Zion Medical Center, P O Box 4940, Technion, Haifa 31048, Israel
    Clin Rheumatol 26:764-7. 2007
    ..03). PBM of BD patients in the present study did not overproduce TNF-alpha upon stimulation with LPS. However, BD patients with a higher TNF-alpha-producing capacity had worse sense of well-being...
  22. doi request reprint Higher expression of latency-associated peptide on the surface of peripheral blood monocytes in patients with rheumatoid arthritis may be protective against articular erosions
    Gleb Slobodin
    Internal Medicine A, Bnai Zion Medical Center, P O Box 4940, Haifa, 31048, Israel
    Inflammation 36:1075-8. 2013
    ..Higher expression of LAP on the surface of the cells of monocyte lineage may be protective of formation of articular erosions in RA. Further studies are needed to elaborate the mechanism of this phenomenon...
  23. doi request reprint Phenotype of resting and activated monocyte-derived dendritic cells grown from peripheral blood of patients with ankylosing spondylitis
    Gleb Slobodin
    Internal Medicine A, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa 31048, P O Box 4940, Israel
    Inflammation 35:772-5. 2012
    ..Functional studies on DCs from patients with AS are needed to evaluate the integrity of their antigen-presenting function...
  24. pmc Semaphorin 3A is a marker for disease activity and a potential immunoregulator in systemic lupus erythematosus
    Zahava Vadasz
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa 31048, Israel
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R146. 2012
    ..This study was undertaken to evaluate the role of sema3A and NP-1 in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and the specific effect of sema3A on the auto-reactive properties of B cells in SLE patients...
  25. pmc Age-related autoimmunity
    Zahava Vadasz
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Golomb Street 47, Haifa, 31048, Israel
    BMC Med 11:94. 2013
    ..Whatever the reason, the expansion of T-regulatory cells requires payment in terms of an increased incidence of cancer and higher susceptibility to infections...
  26. doi request reprint B-regulatory cells in autoimmunity and immune mediated inflammation
    Zahava Vadasz
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    FEBS Lett 587:2074-8. 2013
    ..Finally, the potentiation of B-reg function should become the aim of many immunomodulatory drugs, contributing to a better control of autoimmune diseases...
  27. doi request reprint Immunologic and infectious consequences of immediate versus delayed umbilical cord clamping in premature infants: a prospective, randomized, controlled study
    Amir Kugelman
    Department of Neonatology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, Israel
    J Perinat Med 37:281-7. 2009
    ..To evaluate the immunologic and infectious consequences of delayed versus immediate cord clamping in premature infants (<35 weeks) during the neonatal period...
  28. ncbi request reprint Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy affects T regulatory cells by increasing their suppressive function
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Centre, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    J Immunol 179:5571-5. 2007
    ..We hereby demonstrate an additional mechanism by which IVIg could maintain self-tolerance and decrease immune-mediated inflammation...
  29. ncbi request reprint Quinacrine added to ongoing therapeutic regimens attenuates anticardiolipin antibody production in SLE
    E Toubi
    Division of Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Lupus 12:297-301. 2003
    ..18). We conclude that the added Qn treatment to former established therapeutic protocols may eliminate aCL response in SLE patients. Whether this agent's effect is permanent needs further elucidation...
  30. doi request reprint The role of T regulatory cells in human sepsis
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, The Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    J Autoimmun 32:211-5. 2009
    ..Preliminary studies in animal models suggest that more work is needed to understand the conditions under which such a therapy may be effective...
  31. ncbi request reprint The case for hepatitis C arthritis
    Itzhak Rosner
    Department of Rheumatology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Semin Arthritis Rheum 33:375-87. 2004
    ..To present the data available supporting the existence of an arthropathy associated with hepatitis C infection...
  32. ncbi request reprint Increased spontaneous apoptosis of CD4+CD25+ T cells in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis is reduced by infliximab
    E Toubi
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Golomb Str 47, P O Box 4, Haifa, Israel
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1051:506-14. 2005
    ..Alterations in CD4(+)CD25(+) cell apoptosis and cell count were found to correlate with RA disease activity. Reversal of these deviations from normal was documented in association with the beneficial outcome of infliximab therapy...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prolonged cyclosporin-A treatment for severe chronic urticaria
    E Toubi
    Clinical Immunology Division, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Golomb Str 47 P O B 4110 Haifa, Israel
    Allergy 58:535-6. 2003
  34. pmc Peripheral B-cell CD5 expansion and CD81 overexpression and their association with disease severity and autoimmune markers in chronic hepatitis C virus infection
    E Zuckerman
    Liver Unit, Department of Internal Medicine A, Haifa, Israel
    Clin Exp Immunol 128:353-8. 2002
    ..The overexpression of CD81 and the expansion of CD5+ peripheral B-cells in HCV-infected patients may possibly play a role in the development of HCV-associated autoimmunity and lymphoproliferation...
  35. pmc Changes in macrophage function after rituximab treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
    E Toubi
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Bnai Zion Medical Center, P O Box 4940, Haifa 31048, Israel
    Ann Rheum Dis 66:818-20. 2007
    ..To assess changes in macrophage phenotype and function after rituximab-induced B cell depletion in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Elevated serum B-Lymphocyte activating factor (BAFF) in chronic hepatitis C virus infection: association with autoimmunity
    E Toubi
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    J Autoimmun 27:134-9. 2006
    ..Elevated serum BAFF levels were associated with clinical and laboratory features of autoimmunity, suggesting that BAFF may play a role in HCV-related autoimmunity...
  37. ncbi request reprint The reduction of serum B-lymphocyte activating factor levels following quinacrine add-on therapy in systemic lupus erythematosus
    E Toubi
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Scand J Immunol 63:299-303. 2006
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint High-dose intravenous immunoglobulins: an option in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus
    E Toubi
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Hum Immunol 66:395-402. 2005
    ..However, this needs to be confirmed in double-blind, placebo-controlled studies...
  39. doi request reprint Beyond "safe sex"--can we fight adolescent pelvic inflammatory disease?
    Bahaa Abu Raya
    Department of Pediatrics, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Golomb St 47, Haifa 31048, Israel
    Eur J Pediatr 172:581-90. 2013
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Enhanced peripheral T-cell apoptosis in chronic hepatitis C virus infection: association with liver disease severity
    E Toubi
    Department of Internal Medicine, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, 31048, Haifa, Israel
    J Hepatol 35:774-80. 2001
    ..In the present study we have investigated the role of bcl-2 and nuclear factor kappa B (NFkappaB) in dexamethasone-induced apoptosis of peripheral T cells in chronic HCV infection...
  41. doi request reprint Legionella pneumophila and Pneumocystis jirovecii Coinfection in an Infant Treated With Adrenocorticotropic Hormone for Infantile Spasm: Case Report and Literature Review
    Nadira Musallam
    1Pediatric Department, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    J Child Neurol 29:240-2. 2014
    ..Given that ACTH therapy may increase the risk of fatal infection, patients undergoing such treatment should be closely monitored, with particular attention paid to the functioning of the immune system. ..
  42. doi request reprint Participation in leisure activities and sensory modulation deficiencies of children with atopic dermatitis
    Batya Engel-Yeger
    Occupational Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel
    Acta Paediatr 100:e152-7. 2011
    ..To examine whether the complexity of atopic dermatitis (AD) symptoms and the sensory modulation deficiencies (SMD) that accompany it may limit child's preference to participate in leisure activities...
  43. ncbi request reprint Abnormal spirometry in children with persistent allergic rhinitis due to mite sensitization: the benefit of nasal corticosteroids
    Aharon Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Pediatr Allergy Immunol 19:61-6. 2008
    ..Nasal corticosteroids improve the pulmonary function tests of these children with impaired lung function...
  44. doi request reprint Changes in immunomodulatory constituents of human milk in response to active infection in the nursing infant
    Arieh Riskin
    Department of Neonatology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel
    Pediatr Res 71:220-5. 2012
    ..To investigate whether immunologic factors in breast milk change in response to nursing infants' infection...
  45. ncbi request reprint Leptin and cytokines levels in children with failure to thrive
    Ron Shaoul
    Department of Pediatrics, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 37:487-91. 2003
    ..Many of these patients present with significant decreased caloric intake. It appears as if the appetite regulation center in the hypothalamus is not attuned to the calorie requirements of the infant...
  46. ncbi request reprint The association of serum matrix metalloproteinases and their tissue inhibitor levels with scleroderma disease severity
    E Toubi
    Division of Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion Haifa, Israel
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 20:221-4. 2002
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the correlation of serum MMP-1, 3 and TIMP-1 with severity and disease specific markers of SSc and RA...
  47. ncbi request reprint Clinical and laboratory parameters in predicting chronic urticaria duration: a prospective study of 139 patients
    E Toubi
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Israel
    Allergy 59:869-73. 2004
    ..Despite the disabling nature of chronic urticaria (CU), little is known about the disease's duration or the efficacy of adopting aggressive therapeutic regimens such as cyclosporine A...
  48. ncbi request reprint Chronic HCV-related autoimmunity: a consequence of viral persistence and lymphotropism
    A Kessel
    Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Curr Med Chem 14:547-54. 2007
    ..In this review our aim is to summarize the data on the mechanisms responsible for HCV persistence and HCV-related autoimmunity. We will try to determine the importance of autoimmunity in the evaluation of chronic HCV infected patients...
  49. doi request reprint Rituximab: beyond simple B cell depletion
    A Kessel
    Division of Clinical Immunology and Allergy, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Technion, Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Haifa, P O B 4940, Israel
    Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 34:74-9. 2008
    ..The available data on rituximab's action in autoimmune diseases is reviewed...
  50. doi request reprint Increased Toll-like receptor 9 expression by B cells from inflammatory bowel disease patients
    Drora Berkowitz
    Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Bnai Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa, Israel
    Hum Immunol 74:1519-23. 2013
    ..5 μM. TLR9 expression by memory B cells (CD19+CD27+) was assessed by flow cytometry...
  51. ncbi request reprint Severe cow's milk allergy
    R Shaoul
    Pediatric Day Care Unit, Department of Paediatrics, Bnai Zion Medical Center, 47 Golomb St, POB 4940, Haifa 31048, Israel
    Allergy 57:962-3. 2002
  52. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-7 receptor alpha (IL-7Ralpha) deficiency: cellular and molecular bases. Analysis of clinical, immunological, and molecular features in 16 novel patients
    Silvia Giliani
    Angelo Nocivelli Institute of Molecular Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Brescia, Italy
    Immunol Rev 203:110-26. 2005
    ..We also report on the clinical and immunological features of 16 novel patients with IL-7Ralpha deficiency and discuss the results of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation...
  53. ncbi request reprint [Leflunomide in systemic lupus erythematosus]
    Aharon Kessel
    Harefuah 141:355-7, 409. 2002
    ..Recently pilot studies have demonstrated the benefit of leflunomide in systemic lupus erythematosus patients. Herein we describe the successful treatment of two lupus patients with leflunomide and review the current literature...