Journal of Okayama Medical Association
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HTLV-I 関連細気管支・肺胞異常症 (HABA) における肺組織中 ADF の検討

北村 智樹 岡山大学医学部第二内科学教室
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ATL-derived factor (ADF) is an acid protein, molecular weight about 13KD, which is related to cell classification, activation, and various viral infections. The localization of ADF was studied in the lung tissues of HTLV-I associated bronchiolo-alveolar disorder : HABA, diffuse panbronchiolitis : DPB, and idiopathic interstitial pneumonia : IIP. The localization of ADF in the lung tissues was demonstrated by immunohistochemical staining with anti-ADF antibody as the first antibody, which was made by affinity purification. In all 4 cases of HABA, one of 6 cases of DPB, and two of 5 cases of IIP, staining of the lung tissue was positive. ADF was demonstrated in the bronchial epithelia, alveolar epithelia, vascular endothelia, and desquamative cells in HABA cases as the result of the study. ADF was also restrictively demonstrated in bronchial epithelia in DPB and IIP cases. The case of DPB in which ADF was demonstrated also showed positive HTLV-I related reaction. In conclusion, the localization of ADF in the lung tissues was demonstrated in HABA, DPB and IIP, suggesting immunological abnormalities based upon infections from HTLV-I or a related retrovirus.
HTLV-I Associated Bronchiolo-alveolar Disorder : HABA
ATL-derived factor : ADF
Diffuse panbronchiolitis
Idiopathic interstitial pneumonia
Anti HTLV-I antibody