Transforming growth factor beta stimulates rheumatoid synovial fibroblasts via the type II receptor.

Abstract

Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta regulates the function of fibroblasts, and has been shown to have a role in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) because several studies have demonstrated the presence of TGF-beta in the synovial tissue and synovial fluids of RA patients. In this study, we examined the expression of TGF-beta receptors in… (More)

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