Chemokine production by human chondrocytes.

  title={Chemokine production by human chondrocytes.},
  author={Lia Pulsatelli and Paolo Dolzani and Anna Piacentini and Tania Silvestri and Roberta Ruggeri and Gualtiero Gualtieri and Riccardo Melic{\`o}ni and Andrea Facchini},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={26 9},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the role of chondrocytes in producing CXC chemokines [interleukin 8 (IL-8), growth related gene product (GRO-alpha)] and CC chemokines [monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP-1), macrophage inflammatory protein (MIP-1alpha), RANTES] in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA) and subjects after traumatic injury (PT). METHODS Articular cartilage specimens were obtained from 38 patients with OA and 18 with RA undergoing joint replacement surgery… CONTINUE READING
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