Cytokine profiles in eye muscle tissue and orbital fat tissue from patients with thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy.

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Eye muscle (EM) and retroorbital fat tissue are two major sites of involvement in thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO). Lymphocytic infiltration in these tissues is a prominent histological feature of TAO. We have investigated the cytokine gene profiles in EM and orbital fat (OF) tissues from patients with TAO. Total RNA was isolated from EM tissue of 14… (More)

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@article{Hiromatsu2000CytokinePI, title={Cytokine profiles in eye muscle tissue and orbital fat tissue from patients with thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy.}, author={Yuji Hiromatsu and D Yang and Tomasz Bednarczuk and Ikuyo Miyake and Kouichi Nonaka and Yoshitaka Inoue}, journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism}, year={2000}, volume={85 3}, pages={1194-9} }