Decreased Th1-like and increased Th2-like cells in systemic lupus erythematosus.


The proportion of the lymphocytes which produce the cytokines corresponding to murine T helper- (Th1) or Th2 cells was studied using flow cytometry in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). When the peripheral mononuclear cells were stimulated with phorbol myristate acetate and ionomycin in the presence of monensin, which blocks the secretion of cytokines, the… (More)


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