Isolation and characterisation of T lymphocytes from sural nerve biopsies in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

@article{BenSmith1996IsolationAC,
  title={Isolation and characterisation of T lymphocytes from sural nerve biopsies in patients with Guillain-Barr{\'e} syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.},
  author={Anne Ben-Smith and J. S. Hill Gaston and Professor Vernon C. Barber and John B. Winer},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  year={1996},
  volume={61 4},
  pages={362-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To characterise cultured T lymphocytes from nerve biopsies in patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). METHODS Sural nerve biopsies, obtained from six patients with Guillain-Barré syndrome, four with CIDP, and six controls with other neuropathies, were cultured with 20 U/ml recombinant interleukin-2 (IL-2) for eight weeks. Flow cytometry was used to determine the phenotype of cultured T lymphocytes. Their proliferative… CONTINUE READING