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Tocilizumab for induction and maintenance of remission in giant cell arteritis: a phase 2, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
BACKGROUND Giant cell arteritis is an immune-mediated disease of medium and large-sized arteries that affects mostly people older than 50 years of age. Treatment with glucocorticoids is the… Expand
The L1 retroelement-related p40 protein induces p38delta MAP kinase.
We characterized a full length L1 mRNA in a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) synovial tissue and determined the degree of methylation of its 5'-UTR. We asked whether not only intact but also altered L1s can… Expand
Magnetic resonance angiography in giant cell arteritis: results of a randomized controlled trial of tocilizumab in giant cell arteritis
Objective To analyse magnetic resonance angiographic (MRA) vessel wall signals from a randomized controlled trial of tocilizumab (TCZ) to treat GCA. Methods Participants were assigned in a 2:1… Expand
Immuno-monitoring reveals an extended subclinical disease activity in tocilizumab-treated giant cell arteritis
Objective Tocilizumab is effective in inducing and maintaining remission of GCA. Despite clinical and serological control of disease, magnetic resonance angiography may show persistence of… Expand
Increased cardiovascular comorbidities in patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and chronic myelomonocytic leukemia presenting with systemic inflammatory and autoimmune manifestations.
Myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and associated diseases, like chronic myelomonocytic leukemias (CMML), are heterogeneous, clonal disorders affecting the hematopoietic stem cells. They are… Expand
Systemic Inflammatory and Autoimmune Manifestations in the Bernese Myelodysplastic Syndromes Cohort and their Influence on Outcomes
Treatment of severe periodontitis may improve clinical disease activity in otherwise treatment-refractory rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Deletion of exon 8 from the EXT1 gene causes multiple osteochondromas (MO) in a family with three affected members
- Lei Zhuang, Simon D. Gerber, S. Kuchen, P. Villiger, B. Trueb
- Biology, Medicine
- 22 January 2016
Multiple osteochondromas (also called hereditary multiple exostoses) is an autosomal dominant disorder characterized by multiple cartilaginous tumors, which are caused by mutations in the genes for… Expand
Expression of galectin-3 in rheumatoid arthritis synovium
RIPK3–MLKL–Mediated Neutrophil Death Requires Concurrent Activation of Fibroblast Activation Protein-α
Key Points FAP-α is involved in a nonapoptotic signaling pathway in neutrophils. FAP-α is activated in parallel with RIPK–MLKL signaling. FAP-α could be a potential drug target in neutrophilic… Expand