2',5'-oligoadenylate synthetase induction in lymphocytes of patients with connective tissue diseases.

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Spontaneous production of the interferon induced enzyme 2',5'-oligoadenylate synthetase (2',5'-A synthetase) was significantly greater in blood lymphocytes of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), Behçet's syndrome, and rheumatoid arthritis than in control lymphocytes. Alpha interferon (IFN-alpha) induced comparable production of enzyme in… (More)

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