Rheumatoid arthritis

New protein predicts tissue damage in RA

Scientists have discovered a new protein that regulates the severity of tissue damage in people with RA. The study of DNA and biopsy samples from joints of over 1,000 rheumatoid arthritis patients found the protein C5orf30 was highly expressed in the synovium of RA patients compared with control synovial tissue. It was predominately expressed by synovial fibroblast (RASF) and ...

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