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World J Rheumatol. Mar 12, 2016; 6(1): 16-22
Published online Mar 12, 2016. doi: 10.5499/wjr.v6.i1.16
Roles of plasmablasts in IgG4-related disease and various immune-based diseases
Syuichi Koarada, Yoshifumi Tada
Syuichi Koarada, Yoshifumi Tada, Department of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga 849-8501, Japan
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Correspondence to: Syuichi Koarada, MD, PhD, Department of Rheumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, 5-1-1 Nabeshima, Saga 849-8501, Japan.
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Received: September 22, 2015
Peer-review started: October 3, 2015
First decision: November 24, 2015
Revised: December 23, 2015
Accepted: January 5, 2016
Article in press: January 7, 2016
Published online: March 12, 2016
Core Tip

Core tip: RP105 (CD180) is associated with B cell function, survival and death. RP105-negative B cells, especially plasmablasts, take part in pathophysiology of various immune-based diseases.