Growth factor activity of IL-6 in the synovial fluid of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Monier1994GrowthFA,
  title={Growth factor activity of IL-6 in the synovial fluid of patients with rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Sandra Monier and Thierry R{\'e}me and C Cognot and Qin Gao and A Travaglio-Encinoza and Miguel T Cuchacovich and Jean Philippe Gaillard and Christian Jorgensen and Jacques Sany and A D Dupuy d'Angeac},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={1994},
  volume={12 6},
  pages={595-602}
}
OBJECTIVE We set out to determine whether the ability of synovial fluids (SF) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to facilitate the proliferation of synovial tissue-derived fibroblastic cell lines was related to the presence of growth factors and/or cytokines. METHODS The growth factor activity of 20 RA SF was measured by their ability to induce… CONTINUE READING