Accumulation of soluble Fas in inflamed joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Hasunuma1997AccumulationOS,
  title={Accumulation of soluble Fas in inflamed joints of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Tomoko Hasunuma and Nobuhiko Kayagaki and Hiroshi Asahara and Satoru Motokawa and Tetsuji Kobata and H. Yagita and Hiroyuki Aono and Takayuki Sumida and Ko Okumura and Katsuhiro Nishioka},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1997},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={80-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the concentration of the soluble form of the Fas molecule (sFas) in the serum and synovial fluid of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS The concentration of sFas in the serum of 15 normal subjects and in the synovial fluid and serum of 45 RA patients and 13 OA patients was determined. The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP) level, and the level of several cytokines in serum and synovial fluid were also… CONTINUE READING