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ANA

(immunology)
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If you need an excuse to go do what you want to do, the Santa Anas are a perfect one.
Among 492 healthy individuals, 16 samples were demonstrated to be positive for at least one of the eight disease-specific ANAs by each EIA-based reagent set.
To investigate the selectivity for the disease-specific ANAs that could be detected with certainty by the COBAS-ANA and IF-ANA, we analyzed CTD patients whose sera were positive for only one disease-specific ANA, including 15 patients with anti-U1RNP antibody, 18 patients with anti-SSA/Ro antibody, 14 patients with anti-centromere antibody, 5 patients with anti-Jo-1 antibody, and 19 patients with anti-dsDNA antibody.
But Santa Anas - which occur as early as October and as late as February - infuse blasts of hot, arid air from desert regions to the northeast into Southern California, sucking moisture from vegetation and gaining speed as they barrel through mountain passes and canyons.
Besides Bouquet and Soledad canyons, other local areas where the risk of brush fires is great this season include campgrounds and recreational areas along the I-5 corridor, such as Lake Elizabeth, Lake Hughes and Pyramid Lake, where Santa Ana winds and the potential for human error coexist.
The first Santa Ana winds of the season roared to life Monday, stoking blazes from Moorpark to Santa Clarita and intensifying worries about a severe fire season ahead.
Anas also reported that dividends of $31,666 in the second quarter and $52,424 for the six months payable on the Company's outstanding Special Shares were charged to expenses.