T Cells in Arthritis

  • Pierre Miossec
  • Gary S. Firestein
  • Wim B. van den Berg

Part of the Progress in Inflammation Research book series (PIR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Katherine H. Y. Nguyen, Gary S. Firestein
    Pages 1-18
  3. David E. Fox, Nora G. Singer
    Pages 19-53
  4. Juliane K. Franz, Thomas Pap, Ulf Müller-Ladner, Renate E. Gay, Gerd R. Burmester, Steffen Gay
    Pages 55-74
  5. Pierre Miossec
    Pages 93-109
  6. Danielle Burger, Jean-Michel Dayer
    Pages 111-128
  7. Nancy Oppenheimer-Marks, Peter E. Lipsky
    Pages 129-148
  8. Marc Bonneville, Emmanuel Scotet, Marie-Alix Peyrat, Annick Lim, Jacques David-Ameline, Elisabeth Houssaint
    Pages 149-167
  9. Joachim Sieper, Jürgen Braun
    Pages 169-187
  10. Ferdinand C. Breedveld
    Pages 189-199
  11. Michael T. Falta, Brian L. Kotzin
    Pages 201-231
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 233-236

About this book


Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common and most severe form of inflammatory arthritis. The pathogenesis of RA has been the subject of intense research for several decades. The prevailing hypotheses have changed over the years, and have attempted to incorporate the most recent data. Although T cells represent an important component of the cells which infiltrate the joint synovium, their contribution at a late stage of the disease remains a matter of debate. The goal of this book is to outline the major arguments and data suggesting that T cells may, or may not, be central players in the pathogenesis of chronic RA. While each of the editors and authors has his/her own bias (as will be clear by reading the respective chapters), our hope is that the readers will enjoy a complete and balanced view of the critical questions and experiments. This is not just an intellectual exercise since the direction of future therapeutic interventions depends heavily on how one interprets the pathogenesis of RA and the contribution of T cells.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pierre Miossec
    • 1
  • Gary S. Firestein
    • 2
  • Wim B. van den Berg
    • 3
  1. 1.Departments of Immunology and Rheumatology Hôpital Edouard HerriotUniversity Claude BernardLyon Cedex 03France
  2. 2.Division of RheumatologyUCSD School of MedicineSan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Department of RheumatologyUniversity Hospital NijmegenNijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Verlag Basel/Switzerland 1998
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Basel
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-0348-9787-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-0348-8823-3
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