Expression of very late activation antigen-1 on intrathyroid lymphocytes in autoimmune thyroid disease.

Abstract

Very late activation antigen-1 (VLA-1) is a beta 1-integrin implied in interaction with extracellular matrix components. It is expressed by T lymphocytes upon prolonged activation in vitro. In this work we have evaluated VLA-1 expression in thyroid infiltrates and peripheral blood of patients with autoimmune thyroid disease (AITD), by immunofluorescence on… (More)

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