IL-27 is mainly produced by activated antigen-presenting cells (APCs), and has been reported in various Th1/Th17-mediated inflammatory diseases, including psoriasis, and even in Th2-complexed disease, such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We describe a 51-year-old Japanese man with SLE accompanied by psoriasis. Interestingly, immunohistochemical staining revealed the existence of IL-27-producing cells in biopsy specimens from both SLE and psoriasis. Our findings might suggest relationships between IL-27 and the pathogenesis of these inflammatory diseases.
- Activated antigen-presenting cells
- Type 1 helper T cells