Publications

The interaction between anti-Ro/SSA and anti-La/SSB autoantibodies and anti-infectious antibodies in a wide spectrum of auto-immune diseases: another angle of the autoimmune mosaic.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 Jul 6. Epub 2017 Jul 6.
Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Chaim Sheba Medical Center; Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University; and Incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-KipChair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases, Tel-Aviv University, Israel.

Timing of onset affects arthritis presentation pattern in antisyntethase syndrome.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2017 Jul 26. Epub 2017 Jul 26.
Division of Rheumatology, University and IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo Foudation, Pavia, Italy.



Myositis-specific autoantibodies and their association with malignancy in Italian patients with polymyositis and dermatomyositis.
Clin Rheumatol 2017 Feb 20;36(2):469-475. Epub 2016 Oct 20.
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Humanitas Research Hospital, via A. Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano, Milan, Italy.

Safety profile of biologic agents for Behçet's disease in a multicenter observational cohort study.
Int J Rheum Dis 2017 Jan 18;20(1):103-108. Epub 2015 Aug 18.
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Humanitas Research Hospital, Rozzano, Milan, Italy.

Cytotoxic Th1 and Th17 cells infiltrate the intestinal mucosa of Behcet patients and exhibit high levels of TNF-α in early phases of the disease.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2016 Dec;95(49):e5516
aDepartment of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Florence bDepartment of Surgery and Translational Medicine cResearch Center of Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases and Behçet's Disease Clinic, Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and Neurosciences, University of Siena dSOD Interdisciplinary Internal Medicine, Center for Autoimmune Systemic Diseases -Behçet Center and Lupus Clinic - AOU Careggi eRheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Humanitas Research Hospital fBIOMETRA Department, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

Intestinal microbiota sustains inflammation and autoimmunity induced by hypomorphic RAG defects.
J Exp Med 2016 Mar 29;213(3):355-75. Epub 2016 Feb 29.
Milan Unit, Istituto di Ricerca Genetica e Biomedica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 20133 Milan, Italy Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, 20089 Milan, Italy



Silicone implants and lymphoma: The role of inflammation.
J Autoimmun 2015 Dec 29;65:64-73. Epub 2015 Aug 29.
The Zabludowicz Center for Autoimmune Diseases, Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel; Incumbent of the Laura Schwarz-kipp Chair for Research of Autoimmune Diseases, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel. Electronic address:

The changing faces of IgG4-related disease: Clinical manifestations and pathogenesis.
Autoimmun Rev 2015 Oct 23;14(10):914-22. Epub 2015 Jun 23.
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, University of California Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, CA, USA; VA Medical Center Sacramento, Mather, CA, USA. Electronic address:

Autoimmunity in 2014.
Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2015 Oct;49(2):93-9
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, via A. Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano, Milan, Italy.


Clinical Spectrum Time Course in Anti Jo-1 Positive Antisynthetase Syndrome: Results From an International Retrospective Multicenter Study.
Medicine (Baltimore) 2015 Aug;94(32):e1144
From the Division of Rheumatology, University and IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo Foudation, Pavia, Italy (LC, RC, CM); Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain (LN); Epidemiology Unit, Italian Society for Rheumatology, Milano, Italy (CAS); UOC Reumatologia, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria S. Anna, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy (M Govoni, RLC, F Furini, VF); Servicio de Reumatología, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain (FJLL, JM-B, MH); Rheumatology Unit, University and AO Spedali Civili, Brescia, Italy (F Franceschini, PA, IC); Division of Rheumatology, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy (RN, SB); Department of Rheumatology, Hospital Universitario de la Princesa, IIS Princesa, Madrid, Spain (SC); Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain (WASG, JBC); Interdisciplinary Department of Medicine (DIM), Rheumatology Unit, University of Bari, Bari, Italy (FI, M Giannini); Department of Rheumatology, Città Della Salute e della Scienza, Torino, Italy (EF, SP); Rheumatology Unit, Santa Chiara Hospital, Trento, Italy (GP, G Barausse, RB); Division of Rheumatology, Mauriziano Hospital, Turin, Italy (RP, RV, AR); Department of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, University Hospital Johannes-Gutenberg, Mainz, Germany (AS, JM); Tulane University Lung Center Tulane/UMC Scleroderma and Sarcoidosis Patient Care and Research Center, New Orleans, LA, USA (LAS); Systemic Autoimmune Diseases Unit, Hospital Clínico San Cecilio, Granada, Spain (NO-C); Clinic of Rheumatology, Department of Medical and Biological Sciences (DSMB), Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Udine, Italy (LQ); Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy (E Bartoloni); Department for Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, St. Josef Krankenhaus, University Clinic, Essen, Germany (C Specker); Division of Rheum

The protean ocular involvement in monogenic autoinflammatory diseases: state of the art.
Clin Rheumatol 2015 Jul 2;34(7):1171-80. Epub 2015 Apr 2.
Research Center of Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases and Behçet's Disease Clinic, Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and Neurosciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.

The coexistence of Sjögren's syndrome and primary biliary cirrhosis: a comprehensive review.
Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2015 Jun;48(2-3):301-15
Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, University of California Davis, School of Medicine, 451 Health Sciences Drive, Suite 6510, Davis, CA, 95616, USA,

Effects of tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors in mothers and daughters concordant for HLA-B27-positive ankylosing spondylitis.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2015 May-Jun;33(3):411-3. Epub 2015 May 11.
Research Center of Systemic Autoinflammatory Diseases and Behçet's disease Clinic, Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and Neurosciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.


Prevalence and clinical significance of anti-MDA5 antibodies in European patients with polymyositis/dermatomyositis.
Clin Exp Rheumatol 2014 Nov-Dec;32(6):891-7. Epub 2014 Aug 15.
Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano (Milan), and BIOMETRA Department, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.

The Th17 axis in psoriatic disease: pathogenetic and therapeutic implications.
Auto Immun Highlights 2014 Jun 22;5(1):9-19. Epub 2014 Jan 22.
Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, Milan Italy ; Biometra Department, University of Milan, Milan, Italy ; Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Genome and Biomedical Sciences Facility, University of California at Davis School of Medicine, 451 Health Sciences Drive, Suite 6510, Davis, CA 95616 USA.


Autoimmune features in metabolic liver disease: a single-center experience and review of the literature.
Clin Rev Allergy Immunol 2013 Aug;45(1):143-8
Department of Diagnostic Pathology, Graduate School of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Toyama, Toyama, 930-0194, Japan.

Epigenetic considerations and the clinical reevaluation of the overlap syndrome between primary biliary cirrhosis and autoimmune hepatitis.
J Autoimmun 2013 Mar 25;41:140-5. Epub 2012 Nov 25.
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Shanghai Jiao-Tong University School of Medicine Renji Hospital, Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease, Key Laboratory of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Ministry of Health, Shanghai 200001, China.


The immunopathology of liver granulomas in primary biliary cirrhosis.
J Autoimmun 2012 Sep 23;39(3):216-21. Epub 2012 Jun 23.
Department of Gastroenterology, Shanghai Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai Institute of Digestive Disease, 145 Shandong Middle Road, Shanghai 200001, China.




Plasma autoantibodies against heat shock protein 70, enolase 1 and ribonuclease/angiogenin inhibitor 1 as potential biomarkers for cholangiocarcinoma.
PLoS One 2014 24;9(7):e103259. Epub 2014 Jul 24.
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand; Liver Fluke and Cholangiocarcinoma Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

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