TNF-alpha-induced aquaporin 9 in synoviocytes from patients with OA and RA.


OBJECTIVES To determine whether aquaporins (AQPs) are expressed in the synovial tissues of patients with OA and RA, and to examine the patterns of expression in patients with and without hydrarthrosis. METHODS AQPs were detected in synovial tissue samples from patients with OA and RA using RT-PCR and immunohistochemistry. Fibroblast-like synoviocytes… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keq028