Role of interleukin-2 release by lung T-cells in active pulmonary sarcoidosis.

Using a human T-cell line sensitive to interleukin-2 (IL-2), we evaluated supernatants of unstimulated, purified lung T-lymphocytes from patients with sarcoidosis and high-intensity alveolitis (active disease), patients with sarcoidosis and low-intensity alveolitis (inactive disease), patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and normal volunteers for… CONTINUE READING