A rheumatoid arthritis B cell subset expresses a phenotype similar to that in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

@article{PlaterZyberk1985ARA,
  title={A rheumatoid arthritis B cell subset expresses a phenotype similar to that in chronic lymphocytic leukemia.},
  author={Christine Plater-Zyberk and Ravinder N. Maini and Kong-Peng Lam and T. D. Kennedy and George Janossy},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1985},
  volume={28 9},
  pages={971-6}
}
An abnormal subpopulation of B cells expressing the T1 antigen, which is normally restricted to T cells, was demonstrated in the peripheral blood of 16 patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This T1+ B cell population accounted for a mean of 19.6% (upper limit 48%) of the circulating B cells and did not correlate with clinical disease activity, rheumatoid… CONTINUE READING