Active E-rosette-forming lymphocytes were examined in patients with multiple sclerosis, patients with other neurological diseases, and patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Significantly fewer (P < 0.01) active E rosettes were found in multiple sclerosis and RA patients than in controls. The lower levels of active E rosettes in MS could be enhanced by physiological levels of prostaglandins E1 and E2 (10-4 and 10-11 M). MS patients appar to have a circulating population of immature E-rosetting lymphocytes sensitive to modulation with prostaglandin E.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Allergy
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine