Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies, signified by distinctive peripheral cytokines, chemokines and the TNF family members B-cell activating factor and a proliferation inducing ligand

Szodoray, Peter; Alex, Philip; Knowlton, Nicholas; Centola, Michael; Dozmorov, Igor; Csipo, Istvan; Nagy, Annamaria T.; Constantin, Tamas; Ponyi, Andrea; Nakken, Britt; Danko, Katalin
October 2010
Rheumatology;Oct2010, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p1867
Academic Journal
Objective. Serum cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis of myositis by initiating and perpetuating various cellular and humoral autoimmune processes. The aim of the present study was to describe a broad spectrum of T- and B-cell cytokines, growth factors and chemokines in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs) and healthy individuals.


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