Expression of ectopeptidases in scleroderma.

  title={Expression of ectopeptidases in scleroderma.},
  author={George Bou-Gharios and J S Osman and Arlene Atherton and P Monoghan and R Vancheeswaran and Carol Black and Irwin Olsen},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={54 2},
OBJECTIVES To examine the expression and concentrations of three ectopeptidases likely to be involved in regulating the functional levels of adhesion molecules and the turnover of connective tissue components, in patients with scleroderma (systemic sclerosis) (SSc) and in normal individuals. METHODS Monoclonal antibodies against these antigens were used… CONTINUE READING