Concentrations and origins of soluble interleukin 6 receptor-alpha in serum and synovial fluid.

@article{Desgeorges1997ConcentrationsAO,
  title={Concentrations and origins of soluble interleukin 6 receptor-alpha in serum and synovial fluid.},
  author={Alain Desgeorges and Cem Gabay and Paolo Silacci and Daniela Novick and Pascale Roux-Lombard and Georges Grau and Jean-Michel Dayer and Thomas L. Vischer and Pierre Andr{\'e} Guerne},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1997},
  volume={24 8},
  pages={1510-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine levels of soluble interleukin 6 receptor-alpha (sIL-6R alpha) in synovial fluid (SF) and serum from patients with different rheumatic diseases, and to analyze its cellular origin compared to IL-6. METHODS IL-6 and sIL-6R alpha concentrations were measured in sera, SF, and culture supernatants of different cells types using specific… CONTINUE READING