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OBJECTIVE Myeloid related proteins (MRP) 8 and 14 and the heterodimer MRP8/14 are myeloid differentiation markers present on infiltrating tissue macrophages in inflammation but not on resident tissue macrophages. We determined the pattern of expression of MRP8, MRP14, and the MRP8/14 heterodimer (27E10 antigen) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovial membrane… (More)
Psoriatic arthritis is an interesting MHC class I allele associated autoimmune disease where injury is likely mediated exclusively by T cells. We used TCR beta-chain nucleotide sequencing to gain insight into the adaptive immune events responsible for this injury and determine whether the numerous oligoclonal expansions of this disease represent extreme… (More)
The CD8 alphabetaT cell receptor repertoire in joint fluid of individuals with active psoriatic arthritis contained an average of 32 major oligoclonal expansions in many variable genes of the TCR beta chain (BV) families, as shown by beta-chain CDR3 length analysis. Interestingly, a small number of oligoclonal expansions were shared between simultaneous… (More)
OBJECTIVE To characterize the synovial fluid (SF) derived T cell populations in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and compare with similar populations from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Paired peripheral blood (PB) and SF samples were analyzed by 3 color flow cytometry using monoclonal antibodies to CD3, CD4, CD8, HLA-DR, CD25, CD45RA, and CD45RO. RESULTS… (More)
A UBASIC computer program was developed to implement a method of te Riele for finding amicable pairs of type (2, 2). Hundreds of new pairs were found, including a new largest (2, 2) pair and several " daughter " , " granddaughter " , and " great granddaughter " pairs.
Any hypothesis that tries to explain disease mechanisms in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis (PsA) must take into account the containment of the inflammatory process to three specific sites: the skin, synovium, and enthesis. This article reviews the recent literature that advances our understanding of disease mechanisms at these specific sites. Additional… (More)
Circulating CD3+ T lymphocytes that express neither the CD4 nor CD8 surface molecules (double-negative T lymphocytes) are phenotypically and functionally distinct from single-positive CD3+CD4+ and CD3+CD8+ lymphocytes and are thought to represent a distinct T-cell lineage. The presence of low numbers of double-negative T cells in healthy individuals and the… (More)