CD27 expression on lymphocyte and sCD27 levels in children with asthma.

BACKGROUND CD27, a lymphocyte specific member of the Tumour Necrosis Factor- Receptor (TNF-R) family is expressed on the majority of peripheral blood T cells. Activation of T cells via TCR/CD3 induces high CD27 surface expression and release of a soluble form (sCD27) of the molecule. sCD27 level increases in patients suffering from a variety of chronic… (More)