Expression of chemokines and matrix metalloproteinases in early rheumatoid arthritis.

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OBJECTIVE To compare macrophage infiltration and expression of chemokines and matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) in synovial tissue between patients with early and long-standing rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS Knee synovial biopsies were taken from 22 patients with early (<1 yr) and 22 patients with long-standing (>5 yr) RA and immunostained with… (More)

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@article{Katrib2001ExpressionOC, title={Expression of chemokines and matrix metalloproteinases in early rheumatoid arthritis.}, author={Amal Katrib and Peter Tak and James V. Bertouch and Cristina Cuello and Helen McNeil and T. J. M. Smeets and M C Kraan and Pamela Youssef}, journal={Rheumatology}, year={2001}, volume={40 9}, pages={988-94} }