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Immune consequences of the imbalance between peripheral B lymphocytes and NK cells in rheumatoid arthritis

Domenii publicaţii > Ştiinţe medicale + Tipuri publicaţii > Articol în revistã ştiinţificã

Autori: Manda G, Neagu M, Livescu A,. Constantin C, Codreanu C, Radulescu A

Editorial: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, 7, p.79-88, 2003.

Rezumat:

The study was focused on several cellular immune disorders correlated with the imbalance between peripheral blood B lymphocytes and NK cells in severe rheumatoid arthritis. By flow cytometry we calculated the proportions of T, T helper, T cytotoxic/suppressor, B lymphocytes and natural killer cells in peripheral blood. The mitogen-induced proliferation of peripheral lymphocytes was measured by tritium-labeld uridine incorporation. Experimental data highlight a connection between annomal values of the B to natural killer cells ratio and disorders of the peripheral mononuclear cells concentration. We also showed that the polyclonal proliferation capacity of peripheral lymphocytes in rheumatoid arthritis is solely related to the B to natural killer cells ratio or to the natural killer cells proportion. The study reveals a potential role of the imbalance between proportions of peripheral B lymphocytes and natural killer cells in the immune pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, thus pointing out an interrelation between the adaptive and innate immune systems.

Cuvinte cheie: rheumatoid arthritis, B lymphocytes, NK cells, lymphocyte proliferation

URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/119925459/PDFSTART