The level of BLyS (BAFF) correlates with the titre of autoantibodies in human Sjögren's syndrome.

@article{Mariette2003TheLO,
  title={The level of BLyS (BAFF) correlates with the titre of autoantibodies in human Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome.},
  author={Xavier Mariette and Sophie Roux and Jian-min Zhang and Djaouida Bengoufa and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Lavie and Tong Zhou and Robert Kimberly},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2003},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={168-71}
}
BACKGROUND Increased levels of B lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS) have been detected in serum from patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. OBJECTIVE To determine the level of BLyS in serum from patients with primary's Sjögren's syndrome (SS), another autoimmune disease in which B cell activation is high. METHODS Serum samples from 49 patients with primary SS according to the revised European criteria were assayed for BLyS, quantitative immunoglobulins, and… CONTINUE READING

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