Human synovium releases a factor which stimulates chondrocyte production of PGE and plasminogen activator

Abstract

The mechanisms by which destruction of the tissues (cartilage, tendons, ligaments and bone) of joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis occurs are still poorly understood. Damage to the articular cartilage is a key event in the development of disability and deformity. Until recently it was thought that destruction of cartilage was primarily due to the… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/286891a0

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