Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Interacting with Th17 Cells May Be Involved in the Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Damage in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

@inproceedings{Xue2015MacrophageMI,
  title={Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Interacting with Th17 Cells May Be Involved in the Pathogenesis of Autoimmune Damage in Hashimoto's Thyroiditis},
  author={HaiBo Xue and Yuhua Yang and Ying Zhang and Shoujun Song and Li Zhang and Lei Ma and Tingting Yang and Huan Liu},
  booktitle={Mediators of inflammation},
  year={2015}
}
PURPOSE To explore the possible role of MIF and Th17 cells in the thyroid-specific autoimmune damage of Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 40 HT patients and 30 healthy controls and divided HT patients into euthyroid subset (n = 22) and subclinical or overt hypothyroidism subset (n = 18). The percentages of Th17 cells and expressions of MIF, interleukin 17A (IL-17A) mRNA in PBMCs, as well as serum concentrations of MIF, and IL-17A, and thyroid functions, and… CONTINUE READING
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