Terry Lee Moore

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The Cbfa1/Runx2 (referred to herein as Cbfa1) transcription factor has been shown to be essential for osteoblast differentiation and bone formation during embryogenesis. PTH given intermittently is a proven bone anabolic agent. Here, we investigated whether PTH regulates the expression and/or activity of Cbfa1 in osteoblastic cells and in a rat metatarsal(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies have noted the significance of measuring anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide (CCP) antibodies in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) as an important indicator for destructive disease, as is the case in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). While the role of anti-CCP antibodies in RA and JIA has become better understood, the identity of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) comprises a poorly understood group of chronic autoimmune diseases with variable clinical outcomes. We investigated whether the synovial fluid (SF) proteome could distinguish a subset of patients in whom disease extends to affect a large number of joints. METHODS SF samples from 57 patients were obtained(More)
Purpose Pediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients are prone to develop major organ involvement and a more severe disease course than adult-onset SLE. Early management of the disease is necessary to prevent further complications, which can partly be accomplished by monitoring autoantibody levels and understanding their significance in the(More)
BACKGROUND To determine the prevalence and significance of anti-citrullinated vimentin and anti-citrullinated type II collagen antibodies and elucidate their role in the disease process of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). METHODS Sera were obtained from 95 patients with various subtypes of JIA, 19 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients, and 10(More)
therapy for steroid-resistant Henoch-Schönlein purpura: A report of 6 cases. Abstract Background: A small percentage of children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) develop a chronic form of the disease that often requires prolonged corticosteroid therapy. Disease modifying anti-rheumatic agents (DMARDs) or biologics have been successfully used to treat(More)
BACKGROUND A small percentage of children with Henoch-Schönlein purpura (HSP) develop a chronic form of the disease that often requires prolonged corticosteroid therapy. Disease modifying anti-rheumatic agents (DMARDs) or biologics have been successfully used to treat those refractory cases. Azathioprine is a DMARD that has been reported to be effective in(More)
Presence of anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibody isotypes in juvenile idiopathic arthritis synovial fluid indicates autoantibody production at the site of inflammation Purpose To determine the presence and significance of anti-cyclic citrullinated (anti-CCP) antibody isotypes (IgA, IgG, IgM, and IgA/IgG) in the synovial fluid (SF) of juvenile(More)