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Bull Exp Biol Med. 2002 Aug;134(2):175-6.

Relative content of cytokines in different tissues in mycosis fungoides.

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  • 1Central Institute of Dermatology and Venereology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation, Moscow.


The concentrations of tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-1beta, interleukin-2, interleukin-4, and the content of antibodies to H1 histone fraction in peripheral blood lymphocytes, epidermis, and serum were evaluated in patients with mycosis fungoides. It was found that as the disease progresses, cytokine synthesis is switched from Th1 to Th2 class and production of proinflammatory cytokines increases, which indirectly promotes the development of the autoimmune reaction.

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