Cristiana Rollino a , Dario Roccatell a , Gianna Mazzucco b , Mario Boccadoro c , Massimo Massaia c , Silvano Battaglio c , Paola Omedé c , Antonio Amoroso d , Gina Mazzola d , Giuseppe Aimo e , Rosanna Coppo a , Giuseppe Piccoli a
12 December 2008
IgG and IgA immune complexes, mononuclear phagocytic system function, interleukin-2 (IL-2) production by peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL), serum-soluble IL-2 receptors, tumor necrosis factor, β<sub>2</sub>-microglobulin and IL-1β, HLA-DNA polymorphisms, immuno-isoelectrofocusing, phenotype of PBL, lymphocyte cytotoxicity, activation of lymphokine-activated killer cells and natural killer cell activity were evaluated in 8 patients with tubular/fibrillary glomerulonephritis (GN). No common serologic, immunologic or immunogenetic features suggestive of plasma cell dyscrasias were found. No elements to state whether these GNs represent a new entity or just atypical forms of known GN were found.