B cells in rheumatoid arthritis.

  title={B cells in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Serena Bugatti and Veronica Codullo and Roberto Caporali and Carlomaurizio Montecucco},
  journal={Autoimmunity reviews},
  volume={6 7},
Though its etiology remains unknown thus far, the role that autoimmune processes play in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pathogenesis has been widely proven. Given the easier accessibility of humoral components, the first feature of this contribution to be recognized has been the occurrence of the so-called rheumatoid factor in a large proportion of RA patients… CONTINUE READING