Identification and functional characterization of monocytes in rheumatoid synovial fluid.

Mononuclear cell suspension from synovial fluids of 13 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and 5 patients with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis contained on average of 1.5 and 1.3% cytotoxic plaque-forming cells, respectively, when tested against a monolayer of antibody-sensitized sheep erythrocytes. The plaque-forming ability was completely abolished after… CONTINUE READING