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CD8(+) T cells play a central role in immune protection against infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. One of the target epitopes for anti-M. tuberculosis directed CD8(+) T cells is the(More)
We previously demonstrated that high levels of IL-6/sIL-6R complexes are present in sera of patients with systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (s-JIA) and that the amount of IL-6 estimated in the(More)
BACKGROUND The c-kit ligand, stem cell factor (SCF), is an important activating and chemotactic factor for both mast cells and eosinophils. These cells are known to play a fundamental role in the(More)