The in vitro proliferation and cytokine production of Vα24+Vβ11+ natural killer T cells in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Yu2011TheIV,
  title={The in vitro proliferation and cytokine production of Vα24+Vβ11+ natural killer T cells in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={X F Yu and Xiao-Fei Wang},
  journal={Chinese medical journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={124 1},
  pages={61-5}
}
BACKGROUND Activation in vitro of natural killer T (NKT) cells in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with α-galactosylceramide (α-GalCer) and dendritic cells (DC) may affect the immunoregulatory role of NKT cells. This study was designed to compare the number of NKT cells in patients with SLE to the number in healthy volunteers and measure the cytokines… CONTINUE READING