Increased serum level of prolactin is related to autoantibody production in systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Yang2016IncreasedSL,
  title={Increased serum level of prolactin is related to autoantibody production in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Ji Yang and Qiang Li and Xi Yang and Ming Hui Li},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2016},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={513-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Prolactin (PRL) is known to aid effector B cells and augment autoimmunity, but the role of PRL in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is not fully elucidated. The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between the serum levels of PRL and autoantibody production in SLE. METHODS Blood levels of PRL, anti-double-stranded DNA (ds-DNA) antibody, immunoglobulin M (IgM) and immunoglobulin G (IgG) were determined in samples from 30 adult patients with SLE and 25 healthy controls… CONTINUE READING