Ann Rheum Dis 69:A69-A70 doi:10.1136/ard.2010.129668l
  • T cells

Th17 cells in autoimmune arthritis

  1. A Skapenko
  1. Division of Rheumatology, Medizinische Poliklinik, University of Munich, 80336 Munich, Germany


The role of Th17 cells in the pathogenesis of human autoimmune diseases is elusive. To gain insights into the role of Th17 cells in human autoimmune diseases, the authors analysed Th17 cells in patients with prototypic autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

Methods and Results

Th17 cells were analysed in well-defined homogeneous cohorts …