[Interleukin-1 in the pathogenesis of chronic polyarthritis].

Abstract

The cytokine interleukin-1 plays an important role in the production and modulation of the immune response in rheumatoid arthritis. It is produced by macrophages of the inflamed synovial tissue and induces the autocrine production of interleukin-1, amplifies the T-cell dependent immune response and has potent effects on inflammatory reactions of many non… (More)

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