Discovery of novel autoantibody that is a major risk factor for recurrent pregnancy loss

A research group centered around Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine’s Professor Yamada Hideto and Associate Professor Tanimura Kenji (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology), and Professor Arase Hisashi et al. of Osaka University’s Research Institute for Microbial Diseases (RIMD) have revealed for the first time in the world the high frequency of a novel autoantibody in women suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss. Joint research by Kobe University and Osaka University in 2015 previously discovered that this autoantibody also causes diseases such as thrombosis.