Proinflammatory role of fractalkine (CX3CL1) in rheumatoid arthritis.

OBJECTIVE Fractalkine (CX3CL1) represents the sole member of the so-called CX3C chemokines. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), functional studies suggest a role for this chemokine in monocyte chemotaxis and angiogenesis in the rheumatoid synovium. We analyzed the expression of fractalkine within different T cell subsets of the peripheral blood and expression of… (More)