Tumour necrosis factor-alpha synthesis by cerebrospinal-fluid-derived T cell clones from patients with multiple sclerosis.

C. Buttinelli, L. Toma, M. M. Falcone, M. Salvetti, G. Ristori, V. Barnaba, C. Fieschi

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Abstract

T-cell clones derived from the CSF (cerebrospinal fluid) of MS (multiple sclerosis) patients have been analysed for the production of interferon-gamma (IFN-gamma), tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-2 (IL-2) and interleukin-4 (IL-4). Each CSF-T clone (both CD4+ and CD8+) produced substantial amounts of IFN-gamma and especially TNF-alpha compared with autologous peripheral T clones and liver-infiltrating T clones from patients with chronic active hepatitis. The large quantities of TNF produced by CSF-T cell clones suggest an important role for this cytokine in MS immunopathogenesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Volume13
Issue number9 Suppl 14
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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