[Thyrocytes contribute to their own demise: the role of interleukin-18 in Hashimoto's thyroiditis].

@article{Xiao2008ThyrocytesCT,
  title={[Thyrocytes contribute to their own demise: the role of interleukin-18 in Hashimoto's thyroiditis].},
  author={Wen-Hua Xiao and Tian-pei Hong and Hai-ning Wang and Guo-qiang Liu and Zhe Yu Liu and Yan-rong Wang},
  journal={Zhonghua yi xue za zhi},
  year={2008},
  volume={88 40},
  pages={
          2817-20
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the IL-18 expression in the thyroid tissues of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) and its cellular localization and the effect of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma) on the interleukin- (IL)-18 expression in thyrocytes. METHODS RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry were used to detect the IL-18 expression and its cellular localization in the thyroid tissues biopsy specimens of 6 HT patients with normal thyroid function, 6 normal thyroid specimens resected from patients with pharyngeal… CONTINUE READING