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Cytokine mRNA profiling identifies B cells as a major source of RANKL in rheumatoid arthritis
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    Re:Neutrophils present in synovial fluids and tissues of rheumatoid arthritis are a major source of RANKL
    • Dagmar Scheel-Toellner, Senior Research Fellow
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      • Lorraine Yeo, Kai-Michael Toellner, Andrew Filer, Christopher D. Buckley and Karim Raza

    Dear Editor,

    We thank Poubelle et al for their interest in our publication "Cytokine mRNA profiling identifies B cells as a major source of RANKL in rheumatoid arthritis "[1]
    We share an enthusiasm with Professor Poubelle for the role of neutrophils in the pathophysiology of rheumatoid arthritis and agree that neutrophils are often the dominant cell population in rheumatoid synovial fluid.

    However, we disagr...

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