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Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease associated with chronic inflammation of the joints. RA has been shown to increase the morbidity of and mortality due to cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. We recently reported that cerebrovascular permeability was increased in mice with collagen-induced arthritis (CIA), an animal model of RA.(More)
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at higher risk of developing pathological cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events than non-RA subjects. Vascular endothelial dysfunction is involved in the induction of cardiovascular events and this process is also observed in patients with RA. Endothelial dysfunction impairs the integrity of the blood-brain(More)
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