Interleukin 1 activity in the synovial fluid of patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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The synovial fluids (SF) of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were investigated for their effects on thymocytes of C3H/HeJ mice. Of the 20 SF tested, 17 (85%) showed an augmentation of the phytohaemagglutinin (PHA) induced thymocyte stimulation. Out of 16 SF of patients with osteoarthrosis, such an activity was detected in only one (6.25%). Further… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00541245

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@article{Fontana1982Interleukin1A, title={Interleukin 1 activity in the synovial fluid of patients with rheumatoid arthritis}, author={Andrea Fontana and Hans Hengartner and Ekkehard Weber and Karl Thomas Fehr and Philipp Grob and G. Cohen}, journal={Rheumatology International}, year={1982}, volume={2}, pages={49-53} }