Significance of tumor necrosis factor alpha in patients with long-standing type-I diabetes mellitus.

@article{Myliwska1998SignificanceOT,
  title={Significance of tumor necrosis factor alpha in patients with long-standing type-I diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Jolanta M. Myśliwska and Katarzyna Zorena and Alicja Bakowska and A Skuratowicz-Kubica and Andrzej Myśliwski},
  journal={Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme},
  year={1998},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={158-61}
}
Fifteen out of the forty-five patients with long-standing diabetes mellitus type I were characterised by the presence of TNFalpha in the sera when examined on several occasions over a period of five years. TNFalpha-producing patients had a better control of the disease and a smaller percentage of them suffered from diabetic complications as compared with those not producing this cytokine. TNFalpha-producing patients had lower levels of the proinflammatory markers - IL6 and CRP, and higher… CONTINUE READING

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