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Cytokine Production of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells Stimulated with Streptococcus Sanguis Antigen in Patients with Behçet’s Disease

  • Kwang Hoon Lee 
  • Hyoung Sup Kim 
  • Fumio Kaneko 
  • Dongsik Bang 
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Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 528)

Summary

After 72 hrs, the production of IFN-γ was significantly increased in patients with active BD as compared with controls or patients with inactive disease. However, there was no significant increase of IL-4. Taking time course into consideration, IFN-γ production increased with time starting 6 hrs after the incubation with the antigen and the reaction was also dose-dependent with respect to the amount of antigen.

Keywords

Cell Antigen Inactive Disease Inactive Stage Cytokine Production Profile Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell Stimulate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kwang Hoon Lee 
    • 1
  • Hyoung Sup Kim 
    • 1
  • Fumio Kaneko 
    • 2
  • Dongsik Bang 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyYonsei University College of MedicineSeoulKorea
  2. 2.Department of DematologyFukushima Medical CollegeFukushimaJapan

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