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OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a genetically complex disease with many possible phenotypes. We investigated IL10 and TNFA gene polymorphisms in a group of Swedish women and men with RA compared with healthy individuals to estimate combinations of alleles specific for the disease. METHODS We analyzed 264 patients with RA and 286 healthy controls(More)
Monocyte-derived human dendritic cells (MoDCs) are increasingly applied as cellular vaccines for cancer patients. Important features for their efficacy include high migratory responsiveness to lymph node-chemokines and most likely their ability to produce bioactive IL-12 p70 upon subsequent contact with CD40 ligand-expressing T-cells. The current standard(More)
Aluminum adjuvants are widely used in human vaccines based on their ability to enhance antibody production. However, the mechanisms underlying these effects remain unknown. In the present study we assessed the direct in vitro effect of aluminum hydroxide on human peripheral blood monocytes, specifically with regard to its impact on the phenotype and(More)
Lactoferrin, a glycoprotein present in milk, mucosal secretions and neutrophils contributes to host defense. We have previously shown that orally given milk lactoferrin (LF) mediates anti-infectious and anti-inflammatory activities in vivo. Moreover, we have shown that LF could inhibit the LPS-induced IL-6 secretion in a human monocytic cell line, THP-1.(More)
The vaccine response to poliovirus, diphtheria and tetanus toxoids in relation to protein intake was studied in infants, either breast-fed or given low (1.1 g/100 ml) or conventional (1.5 g/100 ml) protein formula. Serum, saliva and faeces antibodies were measured by the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. Neutralizing poliovirus antibodies were determined.(More)
The newborn has an immune system, very limited in size at birth and its postnatal expansion and maturation takes time. In the meantime the transplacental IgG antibodies from the mother play an important role for the protection of the infant. However, these antibodies act in tissues and induce inflammation and are energy-consuming. In contrast, the milk(More)
Sera from 84 haemodialysis (HD) patients and 68 healthy blood donors were analysed with commercially available ELISA techniques for fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF), interleukin-6 (Il-6), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and soluble urokinase plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR), to find a possible(More)
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) is involved in inflammation and pain, roles which remain to be delineated clinically. We aimed to evaluate the role of central nervous and peripheral GDNF in long-term pain patients and in controls by analysing intrathecal and blood concentrations of GDNF. Simultaneous measurements of pro-inflammatory(More)
3061 24. Perrone RD, Steinman TI, Beck GJ et al. The Modification of Diet in Renal Disease Study. Utility of radioisotopic filtration markers in chronic renal insufficiency: simultaneous comparison of 125I-iothalamate, 169Yb-DTPA, 99mTc-DTPA, and inulin. Expressing the modification of diet in renal disease study equation for estimating glomerular filtration(More)