Internal and Emergency Medicine

, Volume 6, Issue 6, pp 487–495 | Cite as

The role of Th17 lymphocytes in the autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases

  • Giuseppe Murdaca
  • Barbara Maria Colombo
  • Francesco Puppo
IM - Review


The emerging role of interleukin-17 as a hallmark proinflammatory cytokine of the adaptive immune system produced by a new T helper cell subset termed “Th17” has received considerable attention. In this review we will focus on recent information regarding IL-17 and its relevance in autoimmune and chronic inflammatory diseases.


Th-17 Cytokines Inflammatory diseases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giuseppe Murdaca
    • 1
  • Barbara Maria Colombo
    • 1
  • Francesco Puppo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Internal Medicine, DIMIUniversity of GenoaGenoaItaly

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