Chengyin Lv

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Receptor activator of nuclear factor κ B ligand (RANKL) plays a crucial role in the bone erosion of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by prompting osteoclastogenesis. Considering that 1,25(OH)2D3 has been suggested as a potent inducer of RANKL expression, it should clarify whether vitamin D supplement could result in RANKL overexpression and thereby facilitate(More)
BACKGROUND We previously found, using microarray, haptoglobin (HP) expression signal was 5.1-fold increased in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) from methotrexate (MTX)-resistant rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. OBJECTIVES To investigate whether serum levels of HP are associated with the response of 12 weeks MTX therapy in recent-onset RA(More)
Glucocorticoid-induced tumor necrosis factor receptor family-related protein (GITR) is a type I transmembrane protein belonging to the TNFR superfamily. After activated by its ligand GITRL, GITR could influence the activity of effector and regulatory T cells, participating in the development of several autoimmune and inflammatory diseases included(More)
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