Patrizia Fasching
Medical University of Graz
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#1Johannes Fessler (Medical University of Graz)H-Index: 1
#2Patrizia Fasching (Medical University of Graz)H-Index: 2
Last. Wolfgang Schwinger (Medical University of Graz)H-Index: 15
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate peripheral lymphopenia, a frequent finding in primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) associated with higher disease activity and increased mortality. METHODS: Prospective, cross-sectional study of consecutive patients with pSS (n = 66) and healthy controls (n = 181). Lymphocyte subsets were analysed by flow cytometry, naive (CD45RA+) and memory (CD45RO+) CD4+ T cells were purified by MACS technology. In vitro proliferation and senescence-associated beta-galactosidase (SABG) w...
#1Johannes Fessler (Medical University of Graz)H-Index: 7
#2Rusmir Husic (Medical University of Graz)H-Index: 7
Last. Christian Dejaco (Medical University of Graz)H-Index: 29
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Objective: T-cells are critical players in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis in patients with rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). Premature senescence of lymphocytes including accumulation of senescent CD4+ T-cells is a hallmark feature of RA. Whether T-cell senescence is associated with bone loss in RA patients is elusive so far. Methods: Prospective study of consecutive patients with RA (n=107), patients with primary osteopenia/-porosis (n=75) and healthy individuals (n=38). Bone mineral density (BMD) w...
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#1Patrizia FaschingH-Index: 2
#2Martin H. StradnerH-Index: 12
Last. Johannes FesslerH-Index: 7
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A disruption of the crucial balance between regulatory T-cells (Tregs) and Th17-cells was recently implicated in various autoimmune disorders. Tregs are responsible for the maintenance of self-tolerance, thus inhibiting autoimmunity, whereas pro-inflammatory Th17-cells contribute to the induction and propagation of inflammation. Distortion of the Th17/Treg balance favoring the pro-inflammatory Th17 side is hence suspected to contribute to exacerbation of autoimmune disorders. This review aims to...
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