Phenotypic characteristics of B cells in Behcet's disease: Increased activity in B cell subsets

Eksioglu-Demiralp E., Kibaroglu A., Direskeneli H., Yavuz S., Karsli F., Yurdakul S. , ...More

JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.26, no.4, pp.826-832, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.826-832


Objective. Increased numbers of spontaneous Ig secreting B cells and elevated immunoglobulin levels have been described in Behcet's disease (BD), in addition to changes in numbers and activities of T cells, natural killer cells, and monocyte-macrophages. We investigated other characteristics of B cells in BD.