New Insights into the Role of Oxidative Stress in Scleroderma Fibrosis

  title={New Insights into the Role of Oxidative Stress in Scleroderma Fibrosis},
  author={Armando Gabrielli and Silvia Svegliati and Gianluca Moroncini and Donatella Amico},
  booktitle={The open rheumatology journal},
Systemic sclerosis (Scleroderma - SSc) is a connective tissue disorder of unknown aetiology characterized by extensive fibrosis of the skin and visceral organs, by vascular abnormalities and immunological manifestations.Recent evidence suggest that the cellular redox state may play a significant role in the progression of scleroderma fibrosis. Mechanisms involved include an autoamplification circuit linking ROS, Ras and ERK 1-2 which in turn amplifies and maintains the autocrine loop made up by… CONTINUE READING
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