Clonality of T lymphocytes expanded with IL-2 from rheumatoid arthritis peripheral blood, synovial fluid and synovial membrane.


The association of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with particular MHC class II genes suggests that autoantigen-specific T cell clones present in joints could be central to the pathogenesis of the disease. Previous investigations on the clonal diversity of T cells infiltrating the rheumatoid synovial membrane have yielded conflicting results. With the use of… (More)


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