Relationship between peripheral blood dendritic cells and cytokines involved in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Robak2004RelationshipBP,
  title={Relationship between peripheral blood dendritic cells and cytokines involved in the pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Ewa Robak and Piotr Smolewski and Anna Wozniacka and Anna Sysa-Jędrzejowska and Henryk Stępień and Tadeusz Robak},
  journal={European cytokine network},
  year={2004},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={222-30}
}
Recent studies indicate that dendritic cells (DC) and several cytokines are implicated in the induction of autoimmune diseases. In this study we investigated the relationship between the total number of DC (tDC), and their plasmacytoid (pDC) and myeloid (mDC) subpopulations, with serum concentrations of interferons (IFN-alpha and IFN-gamma) and selected cytokines (TNF-alpha, IL-4, IL-6), in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and healthy persons. Subpopulations of DC were… CONTINUE READING