A role for TARC/CCL17, a CC chemokine, in systemic lupus erythematosus.


OBJECTIVE The Th2-type CC chemokine thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC/CCL17) is one of the high affinity ligands for CCR4, a chemokine receptor predominantly expressed by Th2 cells. We examined serum and plasma concentrations of TARC/CCL17 in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Serum and plasma levels of TARC/CCL17 and… (More)


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