Francisco J Atez

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Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine which contributes to inflammation and tissue injury in several diseases. Thus, inhibition of IL-6 production may be a useful strategy for treatment of patients with diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). A synthetic nonpsychoactive cannabinoid, ajulemic acid(More)
OBJECTIVE To obtain fibroblast-like synovial cells (FLS) from synovial fluid (SF). METHODS SF aspirated from joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), other types of inflammatory arthritis, and osteoarthritis (OA) was centrifuged and the resulting cell pellet resuspended in growth medium. After 2 days, nonadherent cells were removed. FLS were(More)
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