Cytokine gene expression in autoimmune thyroiditis in BioBreeding/Worcester rats.

  title={Cytokine gene expression in autoimmune thyroiditis in BioBreeding/Worcester rats.},
  author={Matthias Bl{\"u}her and Knut Krohn and Henri Wallaschofski and Lewis E. Braverman and R. Paschke},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  volume={9 10},
The intrathyroidal cytokine gene expression in human autoimmune thyroid disease is difficult to interpret because surgical specimens mostly reflect the autoimmune disease at a late stage. Because it is not possible to investigate early stages of thyroiditis in humans, the Bio Breeding/Worcester (BB/W) rat was used as a model. To characterize the lymphocytic thyroiditis (LT) of BB/W rats further and to evaluate early increases of cytokine gene expression in LT, we investigated the interleukin… CONTINUE READING


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