Neuropeptides and interleukin-6 in human joint inflammation relationship between intraarticular substance P and interleukin-6 concentrations.


Plasma and synovial fluid concentrations of interleukin-6 (IL-6), using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, as well as immunoreactive levels of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), substance P and vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP) were measured in 18 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and 20 with osteoarthritis of the knee. The concentrations of IL-6… (More)


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