Psoriatic skin lesions contain biologically active amounts of an interleukin 1-like compound.


The presence of neutrophil chemoattractant material in aqueous extracts of lesional psoriatic scale has been investigated by use of an agarose microdroplet chemokinesis method in combination with ultrafiltration and high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Fractions were also assayed for murine thymocyte co-stimulating activity. Aqueous extracts of… (More)