Human Endogenous Retrovirus W Activity in Cartilage of Osteoarthritis Patients

@inproceedings{Bendiksen2014HumanER,
  title={Human Endogenous Retrovirus W Activity in Cartilage of Osteoarthritis Patients},
  author={Signy Bendiksen and Inigo Martinez-Zubiavrra and Conny T{\"u}mmler and Gunnar Knutsen and Jan Elvenes and Elisabeth K. Olsen and Randi Elisabeth Olsen and Ugo Moens},
  booktitle={BioMed research international},
  year={2014}
}
The etiology of viruses in osteoarthritis remains controversial because the prevalence of viral nucleic acid sequences in peripheral blood or synovial fluid from osteoarthritis patients and that in healthy control subjects are similar. Until now the presence of virus has not been analyzed in cartilage. We screened cartilage and chondrocytes from advanced and non-/early osteoarthritis patients for parvovirus B19, herpes simplex virus-1, Epstein Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpes virus-6… CONTINUE READING

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