Glycosylation as a marker for inflammatory arthritis.

  title={Glycosylation as a marker for inflammatory arthritis.},
  author={Simone Albrecht and Louise Unwin and Mohankumar Muniyappa and Pauline M. Rudd},
  journal={Cancer biomarkers : section A of Disease markers},
  volume={14 1},
Changes in serum protein glycosylation play an important role in inflammatory arthritis. Altered galactosylation of immunoglobulin G (IgG) in rheumatoid arthritis attracts special attention due to the devastating nature of the disease. Studying glycosylation changes of serum proteins has been recognized as a potential strategy to provide added value regarding diagnostics, aetiopathology and therapy of inflammatory arthritic diseases. Key questions, which are approached in these fields of… CONTINUE READING