Interleukin 16 expression in relation to disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis.

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OBJECTIVE Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by an infiltration of CD4+ T lymphocytes within the rheumatoid synovium. Cytokines have been shown to play a modulatory role in the pathogenesis of RA. We analyzed the expression of a T cell derived cytokine. interleukin 16 (IL-16), in relation to disease… (More)

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