Increased thymosin β4 levels in the serum and SF of knee osteoarthritis patients correlate with disease severity

@article{Wei2013IncreasedT,
  title={Increased thymosin β4 levels in the serum and SF of knee osteoarthritis patients correlate with disease severity},
  author={Min Wei and Dongmei Duan and Yujie Liu and Zhigang Wang and Zhongli Li},
  journal={Regulatory Peptides},
  year={2013},
  volume={185},
  pages={34-36}
}
OBJECTIVE Thymosin β4, a member of a large family of thymic proteins, plays an important role in the process of articular cartilage degeneration which is a common cause of osteoarthritis (OA). This study aims to determine thymosin β4 levels in the serum and synovial fluid (SF) of patients with knee OA and analyze the correlation of thymosin β4 levels with the radiographic severity of OA. METHODS This study consisted of 216 patients with knee OA and 152 healthy controls. OA progression was… CONTINUE READING

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