Expression of ASC in renal tissues of familial mediterranean fever patients with amyloidosis: postulating a role for ASC in AA type amyloid deposition.

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Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is characterized by recurrent attacks of fever and serositis; in some cases, ensuing amyloidosis results in kidney damage. Treatment with colchicine reduces the frequency and severity of FMF attacks and prevents amyloidosis, although the mechanisms behind these effects are unknown. Pyrin, the protein product of the MEFV… (More)
DOI: 10.3181/0803-RM-106

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@article{BalciPeynircioglu2008ExpressionOA, title={Expression of ASC in renal tissues of familial mediterranean fever patients with amyloidosis: postulating a role for ASC in AA type amyloid deposition.}, author={Banu Balci-Peynircioglu and Andrea L. Waite and Philip E. Schaner and Zihni Ekim Taskiran and N. T. Richards and D. Deliorman Orhan and Safak Guçer and Seza Ozen and Deborah L Gumucio and Engin Yilmaz}, journal={Experimental biology and medicine}, year={2008}, volume={233 11}, pages={1324-33} }